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Wild Wolf

By Fiona French

A magical tale, magnificently illustrated, about pride and forgiveness, adapted from a legend told by the Algonquin people of North America

"I am an old grey wolf, guardian spirit to the people who live in the high mountains." Wild Wolf adapts a story from the Algonquin people of North America. Proud Girl is the beautiful daughter of a chief, and Bravest Warrior comes to ask her to marry him.But not even he is good enough for Proud Girl and she refuses him. Bravest Warrior makes Ice Man from rags and bones, and dresses him in his own finest clothes. When Proud Girl sees Ice Man she falls in love with him and follows him through the snow and cold shadows. But in the sun he melts away, leaving old bones. Lost in the snow, Proud Girl would have died if Grey Wolf had not pulled Ice Man's blanket over her. And Bravest Warrior, his heart melted with sorrow for what he has done, comes searching for her and finds her. Proud Girl too has changed, and she returns with Bravest Warrior to live with him in his home by the Great Lake.

  • A picture book of exceptional artistic quality by a renowned artist, author of the modern classic Anansi and Mr Drybone
  • A story that celebrates forgiveness and kindness
  • Includes author’s notes on her discovery of this First Nations story, and the research into Algonquin art, beadwork and needlework that makes her artwork so special. She notes that, “Although abstracted through the medium of oil crayon, all the details existed in real life.”

About the author

Fiona French was born in Bath. She was taught by illustrator Charles Keeping at Croydon College of Art and worked as an assistant to artist Bridget Riley from 1968 to 1973. Her first picture book, Jack of Hearts, was published in 1968. Since then she has written and illustrated a number of brilliantly coloured and imaginatively conceived picture-books including Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone and Little Inchkin, many of which remain in print after many decades. She now lives in Norfolk, UK, where she works as an artist.

ISBN: 9781910959930
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2020
Dimensions: 215 x 275mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/06/20 at 01:19:49
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