Lone Wolf (Hardcover)

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By Sarah Kurpiel, Sarah Kurpiel (Illustrator)
$17.99
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This picture book about a dog mistaken for a wolf is a delightful read-aloud for dog lovers and families who envision a pet in their future. Maple’s journey to discover herself is heartwarming and funny.

— Rae Ann

Description


Maple loves being the Parker family’s pet dog . . . but why does everyone else think she’s a wolf? Fans of Red: A Crayon’s Story and Wolfie the Bunny will cheer for Maple to find exactly where she belongs.

Maple the husky is a valued member of the team, but strangers always seem to think she’s a wolf! It’s true: Maple can hunt, she can howl, and she can dig, just like wolves can. Oh, no! What if she is a wolf and doesn’t belong with her family after all?

A perfectly paced tale of family, self-acceptance, and belonging, Lone Wolf strikes the balance between heartwarming and hilarious. This irrepressible and sensitive dog’s identity crisis and spirited journey of self-discovery will capture readers’ hearts, whether or not they have a pet themselves.

About the Author


Sarah Kurpiel is a librarian and artist inspired by nature and animals. She grew up in the Midwest with a Siberian husky named Mikayla. Consequently, most of her childhood was spent removing dog fur from her clothes. Lone Wolf is her first book. Sarah Kurpiel lives with her family (which includes her wonderfully goofy dog, Roxie) in Downers Grove, Illinois.



Sarah Kurpiel is a librarian and artist inspired by nature and animals. She grew up in the Midwest with a Siberian husky named Mikayla. Consequently, most of her childhood was spent removing dog fur from her clothes. Lone Wolf is her first book. Sarah Kurpiel lives with her family (which includes her wonderfully goofy dog, Roxie) in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Praise For…


“Maple is a beautiful black-and-white husky who loves her life with . . . her true pack, the Parker family. With lovely cadenced phrasing, and a winning heroine, this delightful ­debut picture book is strongly recommended.”


— School Library Journal (starred review)

“A beloved pet questions her place in the world. . . . Kurpiel's debut is a tender family story about belonging . . . Pawsitive vibes all around.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Maple decides to explore on her own and find out once and for all if she is with the correct pack. . . . Engaging.” 
Booklist

“Maple is the Parker family dog, but outsiders often mistake the husky for a wolf. Eventually even Maple begins to wonder . . . A funny little tale about belonging, regardless of the perception of outsiders . . . Youngsters will giggle at Maple’s misplaced adventure.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062943828
ISBN-10: 0062943820
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English