Non-Fiction: The Wolf Mother

Author Illustrator Publisher
Hetxw’ms Gyetxw
Brett D. Huson
Natasha Donovan Highwater Press

Huson’s fifth book in the Mothers of Xsan series is a beautifully illustrated story about a pack of BC grey wolves.

Gorgeous paintings by a Metis illustrator accompany Huson’s fifth book in the Mothers of Xsan series. Huson, an award-winning storyteller from the Gitxsan Nation in northwest BC, describes the life cycle of a grey wolf from its birth to pack leader. Insets on each page define terms which may be unfamiliar to young readers. A description of the Gitxsan nation and a map of their territory is included. 


  • What does the word”species” mean?
  • How much better can a wolf smell than a human?
  • How does a wolf show submission?
  • Who cares for wolf pups?
  • What purpose does howling serve?


SD20 Webster Elementary Red Cedar Readers

The Wolf Mother was a very informational book all about grey wolves. I really liked how this book was written and the illustrations were really pretty. I recommend this book for people who like informational books or people who like wolves.

I really enjoyed reading this Red Cedar. It was a quick read and I could read this and understand everything going on in this book. The drawings in this book were just beautiful. I don’t normally like non-fiction but this one was probably my favourite one I’ve read so far

I thought this book was very interesting. It was very informative about wolves. I learned so much about wolves from this book. The illustrations were so pretty. I’d rate this book a ⅘.

The Wolf Mother is a good book; it doesn’t take long to read at all.

It’s interesting to read. I rate this book a 5/5. It’s super good. I recommend it to everyone.

I liked this Red Cedar. It is a good book with some really interesting facts. It was an easy read and it was short. And even better, it has beautiful illustrations. It is a non-fiction but it’s a really good book and that’s coming from someone who’s not really a fan of non-fiction. I rate this book a 5/5.

I quite liked this book, I liked the detailed pictures. I also liked how short the pages were. If you like animals this is a good book for you. I recommend this book to Grades 4 and up. Overall, I rate this book a ⅗.

The Wolf Mother is an okay Indigenous book about gray wolves. I didn’t enjoy this book very much because it is super short and not very informational, even though it is supposed to be an information book. I would not really recommend this book to anyone but you might like it if you like books about animals and don’t like learning things from information books. I did not enjoy this book but I hope that someone does.

The Wolf Mother was a good book, one of the things that I liked about it was that it had lots of words from indigenous languages,and gave the reader a lot of information. I liked the illustrations, the book was very descriptive, and there were lots of drawings from indigenous cultures as well. I recommend this book for kids grades 3 to 6.