This award-winning picture book follows the journey of a young gray wolf who garnered nationwide attention when he became the first wild wolf in California in almost a century. Using facts recorded by Fish & Wildlife scientists, author Emma Bland Smith imagines the wolf’s experiences in close detail as he makes an epic 2,000-mile trek over three years time. The wolf’s story is interwoven with the perspective of a young girl who follows his trek through the media. As she learns more about wolves and their relationships with humans, she becomes determined to find a way to keep him safe by making him a wolf that is too famous to harm.
From Sasquatch Books/Little Bigfoot. Published October, 2016. Illustrations by Robin James. Read reviews on my press page. Common Core Teacher’s Guide here.
WINNER–2017 COOK PRIZE
WINNER–2017 SONWA NATURE WRITING AWARD
FINALIST–2016 CRYSTAL KITE
FINALIST–2017 WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARDS
BANK STREET BEST BOOKS OF 2016