Book Review: Brother Wolf, a Forgotten Promise
“Brother Wolf, a Forgotten Promise“, is the undisputed king of wolf photography and narrative books. National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg takes us on a tour of the deep, lonely woods around his Minnesota home, Ravenwood, tucked up against the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near the Canadian border.
Of all the lower 48 states, Minnesota is the only one from which wolves were never fully wiped out. And this book shows us why. The unforgiving, bony, forgotten lakes and forests of Northern Minnesota have been home to wolves for as long as wolves have existed. And Brandenburg reminds us of an ancient promise man made with these wolves long ago.
The photos of wolves, deer, ravens, eagles, bears and other wildlife in Brother Wolf are enough to win the hearts of everyone who loves wild things and wild places. Add to that the narrative and stories told by Brandenburg, and this book is a virtual treasure.
If it’s not already part of your library, consider securing your copy from Amazon.com today. You’ll be glad you did.