Polly Carlson Voiles web

Students in Mr. Staker’s fifth-grade class at Birch Grove enjoyed a visit from “Summer of the Wolves” author Polly Carlson-Voiles. The book earned a 2013 North Eastern Minnesota Book Award.

Carlson-Voiles is a retired high school English teacher and special education teacher from Minneapolis. She has shared her passion for writing and art since childhood, which led her to becoming an author once she moved to her lake place in Ely, Minn. Carlson-Voiles said she enjoyed her visit with Birch Grove students and was impressed by their inquisitiveness and creative questions, including one she had never been asked.