A deliciously funny tale, with equally amusing illustrations, about being judged for what, rather than who, you are.

When Boris and his parents learn that Scotland is re-introducing wolves, they leave their mansion in Morovia for their Scottish homeland. But these wolves aren’t planning to settle in the wild, oh no! Instead, they book into the exclusive Highland Hotel, from where they plan to enjoy Scotland’s best tourist spots and cuisine. But is Scotland ready for holidaying wolves? Especially such hungry ones? And why are certain people so unhappy to see them? From spooky dungeons to scheming developers, the Greycoats’ new adventure is full of surprising discoveries.


Lucinda Gifford is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for kids. Her picture book “Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas” has been chosen for National Simultaneous Storytime 2020, while other recent work includes a new junior fiction series with Emily Rodda, Monty’s Island, and Saved!!! a picture book collaboration with Lydia Williams, goalkeeper for the Matildas. Her books include the Chook Doolan series by James Roy and The Adventures of Princess Peony series by Nette Hilton (Shortlisted in the 2019 Speech Pathology Awards) and The Cat Wants Custard series written by P Crumble (Notable, CBCA awards 2017 and 2018). Her picture book Dogasaurus was also a Notable in the 2019 CBCA awards. Lucinda lives in Melbourne with her family and a very greedy dog.


The descriptive writing gives a sense of character and place and although some of the vocabulary is challenging, the support of the illustrations makes it suitable for children developing their reading skills. Full of historic castles and mystery, this book is perfect for a 7+ readership.

Books and Publishing

The Wolves of Greycoat Hall is a delightful novel that works exquisitely as a stand-alone novel and brings wolves and Scotland to life in an imaginative and beautiful way.

The Book Muse

This was a wholesome, funny story with marvellous black and white illustrations. Boris’s parents are delightfully eccentric and loving. Boris is quietly heroic with admirable values.

Read Plus

The Wolves of Greycoat Hall swings with a breezy, impish humour that will have readers aged 7–10 turning the pages with a smile.


Gifford’s book is an absolute winner, teeming with humour, whimsy and warmth.

Sydney Morning Herald

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