What's that slender, long-legged canine howling in the moonlight? Inhabiting Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe, jackals are about as big as a medium-sized dog. Although they eat small animals and plants, much of their diet consists of dead animals, often killed by large predators such as lions. Even though they are unable to see when they're born, jackal pups are big and strong enough to care for themselves when they are four months old. In this coming-of-age introduction to jackals, readers will see how these pups grow up to become adult jackals. The lively text, colorful pages, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.