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Wolf in the Snow



written and illustrated by
Matthew Cordell

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Feiwel & Friends
ISBN
9781250076366

Awards and Honors
2019 Golden Archar Award Nominee 2018 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner
CCBC Choices 2018 Choice: Picture Books for School-Age Children
Kids’ Indie Next List Preview, Winter 2016–2017, Ages 4–8
2018 Capitol Choices, Ages Zero to Seven
ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2018, Younger
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Picture Books
School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017, Picture Books
Horn Book Fanfare List 2017, Picture Books
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Picture Books
Booklist Top of the List Editor’s Choice, Fiction Young Readers
NPR’s Book Concierge, 2017 Great Reads
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QTY
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JLG Category

Primary

When a girl who is lost in a snowstorm meets a wolf cub who is also alone and scared, she helps him, even though she too is far from home. Full-color illustrations created with pen and ink with watercolor.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 9 3/4"

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2017

Book Genres


Topics

Wolves. Snowstorms. Getting lost. Being found.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine*, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*

Horn Book

[STARRED REVIEW]
A series of illustrations before the title page sets the scene: a prairie landscape in winter, home to both humans and wolves. Setting off alone toward home from school as a blizzard descends, a bundled-up child in a red hooded parka encounters a small, vulnerable, lost wolf pup. Using the howls of the wolf ’s faraway pack for direction, the child carries the pup over fields and hills, across streams, and through the forest (and past intimidating forest-dwelling creatures) to deliver it to its family. When the child, exhausted, collapses in the snow on the return trip, the wolves repay the favor by staying with the small human and howling until, guided by the wolves’ cries, the child’s parents arrive. Cordell’s pen-and-ink illustrations balance detail and emotion: the wolves appear realistic, while the human faces and figures are stylized and cartoonlike. The setting is brought to life through changing sky colors, cold breaths, and extensive snowscapes in watercolors. The hand-lettered, inky text, wordless except for sound effects, supports the cinematic feel created through the use of varying perspectives and loosely demarcated panels. Suspenseful page-turns and aerial views on double-page spreads keep readers worrying about the protagonist until the very end, when the family is shown by the fireside with steamy mugs and pet dog—a cozy contrast to the fraught outdoor adventure. elisa gall

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

[STARRED REVIEW]
A series of illustrations before the title page sets the scene: a prairie landscape in winter, home to both humans and wolves. Setting off alone toward home from school as a blizzard descends, a bundled-up child in a red hooded parka encounters a small, vulnerable, lost wolf pup. Using the howls of the wolf ’s faraway pack for direction, the child carries the pup over fields and hills, across streams, and through the forest (and past intimidating forest-dwelling creatures) to deliver it to its family. When the child, exhausted, collapses in the snow on the return trip, the wolves repay the favor by staying with the small human and howling until, guided by the wolves’ cries, the child’s parents arrive. Cordell’s pen-and-ink illustrations balance detail and emotion: the wolves appear realistic, while the human faces and figures are stylized and cartoonlike. The setting is brought to life through changing sky colors, cold breaths, and extensive snowscapes in watercolors. The hand-lettered, inky text, wordless except for sound effects, supports the cinematic feel created through the use of varying perspectives and loosely demarcated panels. Suspenseful page-turns and aerial views on double-page spreads keep readers worrying about the protagonist until the very end, when the family is shown by the fireside with steamy mugs and pet dog—a cozy contrast to the fraught outdoor adventure. elisa gall

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