Back in 1968 Walt Morey wrote a fabulous little novel for children called Kävik the Wolf Dog but it wasn’t until 1980 that someone realized just how wonderful the book was and made it into a TV movie. I first read the book when I was about 10 years old and immediately fell in love with it but I never actually knew that it was made into a film until recently!
I know most people get pretty upset when a movie based on a book they’ve read and loved makes changes but for some reason I never really do. I get disappointed sometimes sure, but never enough to walk away from the film. Of course there were a few changes in the Kävik movie but for the most part it followed Morey’s original work quite nicely.
There was however, two little things that annoyed me: one Kävik is supposed to have wolf in him but the dog used just looked like a lot like a German Shepherd. It took me a little while to get used to that but I eventually did. The other thing that bugged me as how much they said the poor critter’s name! Kävik, Kävik, Kävik. I lost count after it was said 20 times. Other than those two little nit-picky items, this film was great! Not as awe-inspiring as the book but still worth a watch.
~ I also have a review for the book which I read for the Four-Legged Friends Reading Challenge.