G1169 Book Review of From wild to mild a dog in two worlds by Sunny Weber

Name of Book: From Wild to Mild a Dog in two worlds

Author: Sunny Weber

ISBN: 978-0-9966612-7-0

Publisher: Pups and Purrs Press

Part of a Series: Pups and Purrs

Type of book: animals, coyotes, dogs, pets, in-between, kidnapped, raised, two worlds, modern times, winter, seasons, growing up

Year it was published: 2019

Summary:

Eight-week-old Australian Shepherd Kaya is kidnapped by a nasty coyote to be food for his mate and puppies. Instead, the loving mother raises Kaya with her own pups. But as hard as she tries, Kaya can't completely fit in-she can't kill prey or stay awake for night hunts. Why can't she make herself a true coyote? Constantly criticized by her coyote father, Kaya finds support in her new mother and siblings. She also figures out how to contribute through teamwork with her brother and sister. Trapped by a dog rescue, Kaya re-enters the human world and learns the differences between how dogs and coyotes live. When freed to roam again, does she return to her forest freedom-or remain with her farm family? Can Kaya forever straddle between the Wild and the Mild?

Characters:

Main characters include Kaya, a young puppy who got stolen by coyote and was being raised alongside her two coyote siblings.  Kaya is best described as loyal, inquisitive and she strongly desires to find a place to fit in. She is also a creative thinker and managed to dig herself into her coyote mothers and her coyote siblings hearts. While the good characters are drawn well, I do strongly feel that Kayas coyote father should have been worked on more, or at least I wanted to kind of understand him beyond the whole he is bad just because.

Theme:

We can all take advantage of our circumstances

Plot:

The story is told in first person narrative from Kayas point of view. The story is also linear and doesn't begin with medias res. ( starts in middle action then goes back to beginning.) What I liked is the world building of coyote and wished that I could have seen more of it.

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Meet the Author:

Sunny Weber has over 25 years of experience in animal welfare advocacy. She is a professional humane educator and believes compelling storytelling reflects her passion for seeing the world through the eyes of the animals she teaches about.

Real stories are Sunny’s key to making deep impressions on young minds, for the future of animal welfare lies in sensitive people who will have the power to alter the negative impacts of previous generations and bring about positive change for all inhabitants of our planet.

Sunny has developed educational programs regarding compassion, respect, and care of domestic and wild animals. She writes extensively on animal issues in fiction, non-fiction, and blogs.

Sunny lives in Colorado with dogs and cats. Their yard is a Certified Backyard Habitat for birds, squirrels, rabbits, pollinators, and any other creature with fur or feathers who wanders in.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Linked-In
Opinion:

If I could describe this novel, I would describe it as a version of Jack London's Call of the wild and White Fang written for children. I think in this book the author is trying to find her voice because potential for an emotional and amazing story are there. ( I have read the next two books, and they really pack an emotional punch.) And this is a book i will share with my son once he grows up more. ( He is three and a half, and the book is recommended for middle grades.) 

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BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:
Nov 11 – ROCKIN' Book Reviews – book review From Wild to Mild / guest post / giveaway
Nov 12 – My Journey Back – book review The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 13 – Locks, Hooks, and Books – book review The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 13 - Blooming with Books – book review Hurricane Dog / giveaway
Nov 14 –Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of From Wild to Mild / giveaway
Nov 15 - Svetlana's reads and views – book review From Wild to Mild
Nov 15 - Rosepoint Publishing – book review From Wild to Mild
Nov 15 – Jypsylynn – book review The Dog at the Gate
Nov 18 – My Journey Back – book review Hurricane Dog / giveaway
Nov 18 - ROCKIN' Book Reviews – book review Hurricane Dog / giveaway
Nov 19 – FUONLYKNEW – book review The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 19 - Blooming with Books – book review From Wild to Mild / guest post / giveaway
Nov 20 – Locks, Hooks, and Books – book review Hurricane Dog / giveaway
Nov 20 - ROCKIN' Book Reviews – book review The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 21 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 21 - Svetlana's reads and views – book review Hurricane Dog
Nov 21 - Books for Books – book review The Dog at the Gate
Nov 22 – Jypsylynn – book review of Hurricane Dog
Nov 22 - FUONLYKNEW – book review of Hurricane Dog / giveaway
Nov 25 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Hurricane Dog / giveaway
Nov 25 - Blooming with Books – book review The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 26 – FUONLYKNEW – book review of From Wild to Mild / giveaway
Nov 26 - Books for Books – book review Hurricane Dog
Nov 27 – Locks, Hooks, and Books – book review From Wild to Mild / giveaway
Nov 27 - Svetlana's reads and views – book review The Dog at the Gate
Nov 28 – My Journey Back – book review From Wild to Mild / giveaway
Nov 29 - Jypsylynn – book review of From Wild to Mild
Dec 2 - Books for Books – book review From Wild to Mild
Dec 2 - Mystery Suspense Reviews – book review of From Wild to Mild
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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