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The Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based booklist available as an online-only Bulletin feature. Since we're awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to offer--so don't expect an even dozen. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source. See the archive for lists from previous months.

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Hungry Like A Wolf
selected by Debra Mitts Smith

We think of folk and fairy-tale wolves as big, bad, and hungry. Nonetheless, while wolves may succeed in wolfing down one or two pigs, several goats, or a child and her granny, they rarely get to keep their meal, let alone their life. Some of the titles in this month's Dozens offer a traditional telling of lupine-themed tales; others employ role reversal or shifts in viewpoint for additional humor or thoughtful insights; some even allow their characters to escape the boundaries of their tales and make forays into other worlds. Every one, however, offers a wolf (or more than one!) with a hungry look in his eyes. Stay tuned for a future Dozens featuring wolves who've reached beyond the bounds of folklore to contemporary fiction and non-fiction. ----Debra Mitts Smith


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