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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Juvenile US (Nov. 2 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599905094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599905099
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,205,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

TIMOTHY POWER holds an art degree from the California Institute of the Arts and has worked as a prop designer for Nickelodeon and other cartoon studios. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where he is a substitute teacher.
www.timothypower.me/blog

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By JLWS on Nov. 9 2010
Format: Hardcover
Disclaimer: I know this author and actually read his book in preparation for an interview, but I would have written this same note if he were a complete stranger.

I wish my kids were younger. This would have been a great book to read aloud to them, so that we might have giggled together. The book is generously laced with quirky characters, gentle satire, and running jokes that remind me of Roald Dahl.

I'm sure it will be the first in a distinguished career for Timothy Power.
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Amazon.com: 17 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great Addition to My Classroom! Jan. 14 2011
By Ms. Vega - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
We sneak-peeked "The Boy Who Howled" on Amazon. I projected the book's beginning on the board. Right from the start, this novel captured my sixth graders' attention. When the excerpt ended, a loud united, "NOOOOOOOOO!" filled the room. They were hooked. I decided (had no choice!) to purchase a class set. When the novels arrived, it became clear that they would remain excited and captivated throughout the entire book. I knew my students would connect to and enjoy the humorous dialog, engaging imagery, and imaginative adventures of Callum the "salty lollipop." And this expectation was beyond realized. The characterization was fantastical, fun, strange, yet relatable. My students cared about Callum and both his families. They expressed anticipation for the ironic meeting between the extreme carnivore and his strict vegan twin sister. The chapters transition beautifully by means of setting and point of view, and the plot consistently intriguing and "just right" to follow. Connections sparked all over our classroom as my students noticed Mr. Power's accurate incorporation of wolf facts. (We studied, and continue to research endangered species.) They noted brilliant precise word choices that at times challenged my strategic and /or ELL readers who worked diligently and eagerly to accurately comprehend the text. Most questions generated from the text were surprisingly deep and "higher-level." Overall the vocabulary tied-in nicely with our classroom curriculum and goals to build this skill. As aspiring young writers, they savored and collected the literary devices that always fit the bill. All the while appreciating how the author cleverly weaved devices and the right amount of details. These they learned, and now witnessed firsthand, are vital tools for excellent, clear writing. They pointed out the subtle use of foreshadow and naturally noticed the intelligent humor (evidenced by their laughter). But the biggest and most priceless outcome from reading this new and fresh novel: three reluctant readers who swore their allegiance against fiction, found themselves hooked. They devoured the pages, loved the ending, and now want to know when Timothy Power will pen his next book.
~ Patricia Vega Sixth Grade Literature, Language Arts, Strategic Reading, ELL Teacher
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Zany and Smart Nov. 18 2010
By Clovia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The humor in this book is smart; lots of laugh-out-loud bits for kids, and also gifts for parents involved enough to read it beforehand, or with, their child. This is the kind of book you love as a kid, then smile at and pick up for nostalgia's sake when you're thirty, only to find yourself chuckling at different parts.

The side characters are a hoot, and so vividly drawn you automatically picture how they'd look in a movie. Also, if you're a parent who does voices, Power really gives you a lot to work with. (The audio book should be a blast.)

It's fun, uses the character of Callum to naturally engage with topics from bullying to endangered species, and all with a great sense of humor.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A good book for anyone! April 17 2011
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I think The Boy Who Howled is a great book. On every page it is exciting, hilarious, or both. Just about anyone that can read will love this book.
-- Dodge, age 8
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Boy Who Howled Oct. 29 2010
By Susan Burdett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a delightful book that will appeal to elementary students as well as adults. The boy, Callum, is a quick learner between both the animal and human worlds. It ends predictably but with much humor! I loved it!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Very fun read Nov. 4 2010
By JLWS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Disclaimer: I know this author and actually read his book in preparation for an interview, but I would have written this same note if he were a complete stranger.

I wish my kids were younger. This would have been a great book to read aloud to them, so that we might have giggled together. The book is generously laced with quirky characters, gentle satire, and running jokes that remind me of Roald Dahl.

I'm sure it will be the first in a distinguished career for Timothy Power.


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