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The Ways of the Wolf

The Ways of the Wolf

WINNER of the English 7-11 Best Non-fiction Picture Book Award. Shortlisted for the SLA Awards 2018!

The wolf stalks the wilderness and our own imaginations. Uncover its mysteries in this beautifully written non-fiction picture book.

Majestic and fierce, proud and strong, the wolf has always been a source of fascination – and fear. It remains one of the most misunderstood of all creatures, frequently cast as our mortal enemy. The truth is that wolves and humans are more closely connected than we dare to admit.

With beautifully lyrical language, Smriti Prasadam-Halls explores the lightning speed, echoing howl and family life of these mysterious animals, revealing astonishing facts and overturning misconceptions as she does so. Wildlife illustrator Jonathan Woodward brings the creatures to life with breathtaking papercut collage artwork. This is non-fiction storytelling at its very finest.

The Ways of the Wolf has been endorsed by the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.
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Reviews

A big, stunning hardback that pays tribute to a misunderstood animal: the wolf...Smriti Prasadam-Halls provides a wealth of detail that will make for a good family discussion...The illustrations are completely bewitching and very clever...there is a really luxurious sense to it all and the book would make a brilliant present for anyone curious in animals, nature and just non-fiction more generally.
Booktrust
This beautiful book can be enjoyed by younger children as a picture book and by older ones as a fascinating non-fiction book...The lyrical prose is quite superb and the author will change our perceptions of these creatures. Wildlife illustrator Jonathan Woodward brings the creatures to life with breathtaking papercut collage artwork, set against various coloured backgrounds, which perfectly complements the text. A book to inform and to treasure.
Parents in Touch
This is one of the most comprehensive, beautifully written children's natural history books about wolves that we have read. The outstanding illustrations by Jonathan Woodward bring the text to life and draw you into the fascinating world of the much misunderstood wolf. The book completely dispels the myths, legends and fears about wolves and reminds us of the need to protect these wonderful animals and their environment.
Wendy Brooker, UK Wolf Conservation Trust
The haunting and powerful imagery which accompany the lyrical text makes it a poem about the beauty of the wolf. Gripping and fascinating, this is Christmas present to treasure.
South Wales Evening Post (Swansea)
Whether as villains in fairy stories or heroes of ancient myth, wolves have a special role in our imaginations, and this handsome information book will further inspire and intrigue the young...Jonathan Woodward's cut paper and collage illustrations are beautiful to look at and wonderfully atmospheric, and complement the text perfectly.
Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids
This is far, far more than just another non-fiction book, it's a glorious work of art that delves into the daily life of wolves in such a massively impressive way...We can't recommend it highly enough! It's howlingly good!
Read it, Daddy! blog
The Ways of the Wolf provides an authoritative account which details the importance of the pack, communication and senses, adaptability, family life, hunting, friends and enemies and the threat to survival. This is much more than a regular non fiction title. The effective use of lyrical language combined with breath-taking papercut collage art work will draw readers into the world of wolf.
The School Librarian