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Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017
Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Summary:
When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home.
Subjects:
LCCN:
bl2016056552
ISBN:
9781250076366 (hardcover)
System Availability:
11
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
11
Control Number:
1374027
Call Number:
C
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
7
# System items in:
7
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Author Notes
Matthew Cordell is the author and illustrator of Trouble Gum , Another Brother , hello! hello! , and Wish . He has illustrated numerous books by renowned authors including Philip Stead ( Special Delivery ), Rachel Vail (the Justin Case series), and Gail Carson Levine ( Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems ). He lives with his family in Gurnee, Illinois.
Fiction/Biography Profile
Genre
Fiction
Juvenile
Topics
Imagination
Baby animals
Friendship
Winter
Seasons
Animals
Foxes
Snow
Wolves
Large Cover Image
Trade Reviews

  Publishers Weekly Review

Caught in a blizzard on her way home from school, a girl in a red parka discovers a wolf pup left behind by its pack. Cordell's story is wordless, but there's a soundtrack: the cub whines, and distant howls reveal the pack's presence over the next hill. The snow is deep, and the girl is tired, but she puts the pup first, scooping it up and heading toward the howls, undaunted by frightening encounters along the way. Cordell (Leaps and Bounce) uses his customary light and loopy scrawl for the girl, but the bristling fur and open mouths of the wolves are startlingly real. The mother wolf comes to meet them: her golden eyes blaze, and she growls softly. But she's grateful, and when the girl collapses going home, the pack shows its gratitude in an unexpected way. Cozy vignettes, framed in rough circles, help reassure readers that the story will end well, and so does a tender opening portrait of the family. The girl's story is a hero's journey, and Cordell tells it with skill and heart. Ages 2-6. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

  School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-In this mostly wordless picture book, a girl gets lost in a snowstorm while walking home from school. At the same time, a wolf pup gets separated from its pack. The girl discovers the pup and carries it through dangerous and icy terrain to reconnect with its pack, and the wolves assist the girl by howling to attract her searching family. Cordell's artistic approach is a little more free-form than in his past titles. It works well in depicting the twisting trees in the snowstorm but is more challenging to pull off with the characterization of the girl. Yet he succeeds. Only her eyes are visible in her large red triangular parka, with a scarf across her mouth and nose, as she trudges through the snow; there is so much emotion in her eyes that viewers know all that they need to know about this almost comically bundled, shapeless figure. Cordell's landscapes do a wonderful job showing the vastness and desperation of the girl's journey, his blended watercolors of the snow and trees adding eloquence to the experience. VERDICT A heartwarming adventure about helping others, best shared one-on-one to pore over the engaging images.-Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WI © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summary
<p>A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?</p> <p>Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother .</p>
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