Lone Wolf

Sarah Kurpiel (Author)


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.

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
May 19, 2020
9.1 X 0.5 X 11.1 inches | 0.85 pounds

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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.


"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 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)
"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