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The Unlikely Hero

The Story of Wolf 8 (A Young Readers' Edition)

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  • ISBN: 9781778400223
  • Tags: All Books, David A. Poulsen, Middle-Grade Readers, Rick McIntyre,
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
  • Published On: 4/16/2024
  • 120 Pages

The Young Readers’ Edition of Rick McIntyre’s The Rise of Wolf 8

Book 1 in the Chronicles of the Yellowstone Wolves series


For readers of Pax and A Wolf Called Wander comes the gripping true story of one of Yellowstone’s most famous wolves. In this easy to follow book, renowned wolf researcher Rick McIntyre and award-winning author David A. Poulsen join forces to tell the remarkable tale of Wolf 8 for kids!

Newly reintroduced along with his pack to Yellowstone National Park, Wolf 8 struggles at first. Small and often bullied by his siblings, he must learn to fend for himself in his new home. Soon enough, though, little 8 grows into one of Yellowstone’s greatest leaders.

Based on McIntyre’s own sightings of Wolf 8 and told in a thrilling style, The Unlikely Hero is an unforgettable adventure—and a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of wolves.

The Chronicles of the Yellowstone Wolves Book Series!

Renowned wolf expert Rick McIntyre and award-winning author David A. Poulsen join forces to bring the stories of Yellowstone's most famous wolves to young readers. Based on McIntyre's award-winning, bestselling books for adult readers, and containing a wealth of scientifically sound information on wolf behavior, this series is written in an engaging style that brings the drama and intrigue of the wolves' world to life.

Rick McIntyre has spent more than forty-four years watching wolves in America’s national parks, twenty-eight of those years in Yellowstone, and has written several books about the wolves for adult readers. To learn more visit

David A. Poulsen is the author of twenty-seven books, many for middle readers and young adults. His young adult novel Numbers was selected for the Sakura Medal (awarded by English speaking high school students in Japan to their favourite novel of the year). His teen/YA novel And Then the Sky Exploded was a nominee for the 2018 Ontario Library Association’s Red Maple Award. To learn more about David and his work, visit