We Were Wolves (Hardback)
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We Were Wolves (Hardback)

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£12.99
Hardback 216 Pages
Published: 06/05/2021
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Waterstones Says

Tense, sparse and darkly beautiful, Cockcroft’s story of a boy in a caravan at risk from both human and animal predators mingles social commentary with myth and folklore with bewitching results.

Boy lives in a caravan on his own in the woods. His dad, John, is in prison and promises to get out soon.

All the boy needs to do is survive alone for a little while longer. But dark forces are circling - like the dangerous man in the Range Rover, who is looking for his stolen money. And then there are the ancient forces that have lain asleep in the woods for an age...

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781839130571
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 210 x 170 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A truly original and affecting piece of work. Unsettling but beautiful, sparse but packed with heart, it’s a real invasion of the senses" - Phil Earle

"A beautifully strange illustrated novel... the shadowy illustrations remind us of beasts lurking under the soil, and the fine line between myth and reality. This powerful, unsentimental novel calls to mind the work of Patrick Ness and David Almond, and their capacity to be both topical and timeless" - Irish Times

"This beautiful, tensely written book is a classic of its kind, squeezing every drop of tension out of the reader until the final, hallucinatory climax ... beautifully written, taut and tense" - Melvin Burgess

"Just like Harry Potter, this story cuts straight through to the human experiences, and the myths and fantasy only increase its emotional resonance" - Mugglenet

"Yearning regret punctuated by glimpses of real companionship and pure dread. What a joy to see Jason’s pictures matched by such an unsentimental but tender story" - Geraldine McCaughrean

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“Emotive, brilliantly written a book about fathers and sons…”

The production of this reminded me of Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls. Reading it – I found it had the same tension, edge to it too. In some ways a simple story of survival. This is, however, so much more than that.... More

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Whispering Stories

“It is a very dark story at times and quite poetic too”

We Were Wolves tells the story of a nameless teenage boy who lives with his father in a caravan in the woods. His father John has been released from the army and has PTSD from his time serving in war zones. He has the... More

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“Stunning, tense and tender”

An unusual, special read. The illustrations are absolutely stunning, the way they weave into the text is so impressive - I kept waving different bits of artwork at my colleagues. (Pages 26 and 27 are my favourites).... More

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