When his pack and hunting ground are lost, Swift, a young wolf, must make a dangerous journey across the wilderness in search of a new home. Inspired by a true story and beautifully illustrated throughout by artist M nica Armino.
Rosanne Parry (Author)
Rosanne Parry is the author of four award-winning middle grade novels, the most recent, The Turn of the Tide, has starred reviews from School Library Journal and Booklist. She has won 20 awards for her work. She is a part-time bookseller at legendary local independent bookstore, Annie Bloom's, and an adjunct instructor in the Masters in Book Publishing program at Portland State University. She also loves to hike, camp and sail in the wilderness of her home state of Oregon. Rosanne lives in Portland with her family in an historic farmhouse and writes in a treehouse in her backyard.
M nica Armino (Illustrator)
M nica Armino is a Spanish illustrator. She graduated in Fine Arts and is based in Madrid. She has an extensive knowledge of both digital and traditional techniques and has published several books with various publishers and agencies in Europe and the USA. M nica also works in the animation industry as a character designer, background artist and colour and texture artist for feature films and pre-school TV series like the award-winning Puffin Rock.
"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" -- starred review * 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 *