The new book “Journey” documents the travels of wolf OR-7

Journey

The Amazing Story of Or-7, the Oregon Wolf That Made History. 

Author Becky Elgin 

OR-7 first photo. Courtesy of ODFW

“Join the adventures of the famous wolf OR-7, also known as Journey, as he trots across the landscape of the Pacific Northwest into territories that have not seen his kind for nearly a century. Follow this remarkable animal as he searches for, and finally finds, what he was seeking during his three-year, 4,000-mile trek. Along the way, you’ll discover fascinating facts about wolves and meet the humans that had a role in Journey’s quest. Enjoy the many photographs, maps, and sketches that help tell the tale of this courageous wolf. Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History was created for middle-grade readers but will be appreciated by everyone with an interest in wolves and a desire to better understand these complex and essential canines.” Available on Amazon click HERE to purchase a copy.

“Newspapers, television stations, and the Internet told the world about Journey’s remarkable travels. People cheered for him from the sidelines, hoping for his safety from all the dangers wolves face. Journey became an inspiration to many, as well as an ambassador that taught us much about the ways of wolves.”  -Excerpt from Journey 

Journey is the culmination of four years of work. It is thoroughly researched and educational, but far from dull. We learn about the famous wandering wolf through his perspective as well as through the point of view of biologists, advocates, and others involved in his trek. The history of wolves and their benefit to the environment is discussed

“We enjoy having the opportunity to see them in the wild and hear the music of their mournful howl beneath an open sky.”  -Excerpt from “Journey”

 Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History available now on Inkwater Press click HERE to purchase a copy.

Russ Morgan and Roblyn Brown with OR-4. Courtesy ODFW

“Journey settled in on a soft spot of the earth and dozed until awakened by the light of the full moon. He stood and shook the dust from his coat. Then he moved into a trot, then a lope, his way illuminated by the bright moonlight. He made the trip in half the time it took him to get to the river, running as though he were hungry, which he wasn’t, or as if others were waiting for his return, which they were.”  -Excerpt from Journey 

Journey: Author Becky Elgin


Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History is available to purchase at: Inkwater Bookstore and Amazon Books 

“Most of us respect wolves and believe they have a right to live in their natural environment. We enjoy having the opportunity to see them in the wild and hear the music of their mournful howl beneath an open sky. As social creatures ourselves, we appreciate how wolves live in family groups and take care of each other. We also know that dogs, a species very close to us, evolved from wolves.”  -Excerpt from Journey 

About the author: Becky Elgin 

Journey’s author was familiar with wild animals growing up because her father was a director of a zoo. Seen here with “Akela” one of the wolves living in her father’s zoo.

“Beckie Elgin grew up in a zoo her father directed in Iowa where she helped care for all kinds of animals, included wolves. Since then, she has raised a family and earned degrees in Environmental Studies, Nursing, English and an MFA in Creative Writing. She writes fiction and non-fiction and has been published in Earth Island Journal, The Oregonian, The Tusculum Review, Litro, Horses in Art, The Bark, and others. Beckie enjoys searching for wolf tracks and listening for howls in the mountains near her southern Oregon home. Please visit her blog at https://wolvesandwriting.com.”



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