Inspired by a true story and adorned with beautiful illustrations from artist Monica Armino, A Wolf Called Wander tells the spellbinding, utterly moving tale of a lone wolf cub in search of a new home.
The wolf star, brightest of all in the summer sky, shines over my home ground. I know every hidden lake and rocky ridge, but if my pack is not in the mountains, then it is no home to me. I feel a howl deep inside, but dare not let it out.
Swift lives with his pack in the mountains, until one day his home and family are lost. Alone and starving, Swift must make a choice: stay and try to eke out a desperate life on the borders of his old hunting grounds, or strike out and find a new place to call home.
The journey Swift must go on is long and full of peril for a lone wolf, and he'll need to take every chance he can. Will he find the courage to survive all by himself?
Inspired by a true story, A Wolf Called Wander is about family, courage and survival. With beautiful illustrations from artist Monica Armino and an extra factual section about wolves and their environment, this book is perfect for animal lovers.
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 220 x 155 x 20 mm
'Storytelling at its best. Captures all the magic and wonder of the wild' - Abi Elphinstone
'Steeped in wildness and wonder' - Sarah Lean
'Like the classics written by Jack London and Michelle Paver, this is both a detailed evocation of an animal's life and a notable exploration of courage, loneliness and family' - Amanda Craig, New Statesman
'Will delight and intrigue readers... page-turning. Deserving of a place alongside Sheila Burnford's The Incredible Journey, Jack London's White Fang, and other classic animal adventure novels' - School Library Journal
'Rosanne Parry evokes the Pacific Northwest with lilting, sensory-driven ambient details. Parry's choice to have Swift narrate his own perilous journey brings an on-the-ground intimacy to the story... it's a terrain she captures expertly' - New York Times
'Rife with details of the myriad scents, sounds, tastes, touches, and sights in Swift's primal existence, the immediacy of his intimate, first-person, present-tense narration proves deeply moving. A sympathetic, compelling introduction to wolves from the perspective of one wolf and his memorable journey' - Kirkus
'Riveting and lyrical, A Wolf Called Wander is a vibrantly imagined celebration of the natural world. Don't miss this dazzling tour de force' - Katherine Applegate
'A lyrical, compelling adventure celebrating the raw beauty of nature.' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
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