The Wolving Time by Patrick Jennings

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A family of werewolves faces the human evil of persecution in this tense and spellbinding novel from one of Scholastic Press' favorite authors.

Laszlo Emberek is caught between two worlds: the bucolic life of a shepherd, tending his family's small flock of sheep with his beloved dog, Gizi, and the secret life of his parents, who can "change" into wolves at will. 13-yr-old Laszlo knows his change will come soon. But when his family's secret is discovered by a village girl -- a ward of the evil and corrupt priest, no less -- Laszlo must decide how he wants to live. Can he trust himself to remain compassionately human as other, wilder instincts overcome him? And are humans truly less dangerous than the wolves they hate with such passion?
 

About Patrick Jennings

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Patrick Jennings was born in Crown Point, Indiana in 1962; He graduated from Arizona State University in 1985 with a bachelor of fine arts. He has taught preschool and English as a Second/Other Language to adults. In 1993 he lived in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico where he taught English as a Foreign Language to students, ranging in age from preschoolers to adults. Afterwards Patrick moved to Bisbee, AZ where he worked afternoons in the library, dedicating the rest of his working time to writing and doing activities (readings, storytimes, art activities) with children. One of his goals in visiting schools is to help children realize the value of their education and creative potential. His daughter, Odette, was born in April 1999, and he has happily been dividing his time between caring for her and writing.
 
Published October 1, 2003 by Scholastic Press. 208 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Set in a medieval French village, this owes more to the historical werewolf mythology than pop culture.

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When Muno, an orphan girl Lazlo's age, witnesses his mother's transformation while running away from her warden—the town's evil priest—Lazlo realizes that she knows the truth.

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For the most part the book is easy to settle into, and there are some parts where you just have to keep on reading and reading to find out what happens to Laszlo and his family.

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