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Beyond Words: What Wolves and Dogs Think and Feel (A Young Reader’s Adaptation)

By: Carl Safina

The New York Times bestselling book Beyond Words is now available for middle-grade readers and focuses on consciousness and self-awareness in wolves and dogs.

Eye-opening, wise, and filled with triumphant and heartbreaking stories about the wolf population at Yellowstone (as well as some personal anecdotes about dogs), Beyond Words: What Wolves and Dogs Think and Feel accessibly explores the mysteries of animal thought and behavior for young readers.

Weaving decades of field research with exciting new discoveries about the brain, and complete with astonishing photos, Beyond Words offers an extraordinary look at what makes these animals different from us, but more importantly, what makes them similar, namely, their feelings of joy, grief, anger, and love.

These similarities between human and nonhuman consciousness and empathy allow the reader to reexamine how we interact with animals as well as how we see our own place in the world.

Selected bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs. 

ISBN: 9781250144652

JLG Release: Aug 2020

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Topics: Animal communities , Animal societies , Animal psychology , Dogs , Wolves , Domestication , Science and nature , Biology , Zoology

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Book Details



First Release

August 2020



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

9" x 6"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader


Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 6.2; Points: 9;


Level 900L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


Roaring Brook

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Animal communities, Animal societies, Animal psychology, Dogs, Wolves, Domestication, Science and nature, Biology, Zoology,

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