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Wolves of Currumpaw

By William Grill
Illustrated by William Grill

A beautiful re-telling of the first short story from Ernest Thompson Seton's 1898 classic, Wild Animals I Have Known, this second book from Kate Greenaway Medal winner William Grill takes us back to the dying days of the old west.

1892, New Mexico. A wolfpack roams the Currumpaw River Valley, preying on the vast cattle and the sheep herds of the area. Their leader, Lobo, possesses such cunning that local ranchers are unable to trap the pack. Due to his knowledge of wolf behaviour, Ernest Thompson Seton, a naturalist, is employed by ranchers to rid them of Lobo's pack... The Wolves of Currumpaw is a modern re-telling of Ernest Thompson Seton’s epic wilderness drama ‘Lobo, The King of Currumpaw’, 1898. Set in the dying days of the old west, Seton’s drama unfolds in the vast planes of New Mexico, at a time when man’s relationship with nature was very much exploited and misunderstood. Arguably one of the first examples of realistic wild-animal fiction, the hunt of the wolf Lobo not only affected Seton profoundly, but helped change America’s relationship to wildlife and wilderness. This real-life tale had such an impact on Seton that he dedicated the rest of his life to conservation and worked tirelessly to spread this message to the youth of America. His efforts are evident through lobbying for wildlife protection, hunting laws and founding The Woodcraft League and The Boy Scouts of America.

  • William Grill, brings to life this wild and fascinating real life drama with beautiful illustrations that show the brilliance of the wilderness and how all forms of life have as rightful a place as we do.
  • A stunning introduction for young readers to Ernest Thompson Seton and the beginnings of the conservation efforts across America and the world.
  • William Grill was the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal winner with his debut book and international bestseller Shackleton's Journey.

About the author

First time author and recent graduate from the University of Falmouth, William Grill is a fresh-faced new talent. With a slew of prizes and exhibitions under his belt, Grill's vibrant colours and cheerful illustration truly bring a book to life. In 2015, William Grill was the youngest Kate Greenaway Medal winner since 1960.

ISBN: 9781909263833
Imprint: Flying Eye Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Dimensions: 224 x 279mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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