Gray Wolf's Search

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Young Gray Wolf lives on the Pacific Northwest coast with the Wolf Clan. His uncle, the clan shaman, tells Gray Wolf that his future success depends on completing an important task—he must find a very important person and get to know him well.

Praise & Recognition

"The storyline is easy to read, has a good message and should be shared by the whole family."


"The appeal of the book is not limited to children of First Nation descent. The message contained herein is for one and all."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"The artist draws on the primal vibrance of indigenous culture in the captivating illustrations of this recommended book."

The Midwest Book Review

"Peterson's colors and textures capture the feel of the American northwestern coastal regions. He skillfully incorporates Native American designs into otherwise pictorial representations and infuses each page with light."

School Library Journal


Publication Date: March 1, 2007

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Genre: Picture Book, Children's Fiction

Product Format: Hardback

Pages: 24

ISBN: 978-0-9779183-1-7

Weight: 460

About the Author

Bruce Swanson

Bruce Swanson’s thirty years of teaching history has often focused on the culture of First Nations. His practice of telling stories to his own four children laid the groundwork for Gray Wolf’s Search. He makes his home in the Puget Sound region of Washington State.
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About the Illustrator

Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson has painted the Pacific Northwest for almost fifty years. When he married a Tlingit woman, he was adopted by the Kaach.adi Clan and was named Walking Raven. His style combines the strengths of indigenous culture with a love of the natural world.
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