The Girl and the Wolf

Katherena Vermette (Author) Julie Flett (Illustrator)
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Description

While picking berries with her mother, a little girl wanders too far into the woods. When she realizes she is lost, she begins to panic. A large grey wolf makes a sudden appearance between some distant trees. Using his sense of smell, he determines where she came from and decides to help her. Through a series of questions from the wolf, the little girl realizes she had the knowledge and skill to navigate herself--she just needed to remember that those abilities were there all along.

Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Theytus Books
Publish Date
February 05, 2019
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.0 X 0.4 X 8.3 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781926886541

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About the Author

Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty 1 territory, the heart of the Métis Nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses Company) won the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry. Her National Film Board documentary, this river, won the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Short, and her novel, The Break (House of Anansi), won the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia, and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her work on When We Were Alone by David Robertson, and her book Birdsong won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. She is the three-time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Award for Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet, Dolphin SOS and My Heart Fills With Happiness. Julie is Cree and Métis and lives in Vancouver.

Reviews

"What I like about this story so much is the way the wolf and girl demonstrate techniques for calming down to solve problems…The wolf also sets an example for parents; rather than solving the girl's problem for her, he provides support and assurance while encouraging her to apply her knowledge to a given situation."--Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk blog
"This is an intrinsically Canadian picture book that is sure to resonate with children, both in this country and beyond...Vermette, an innate storyteller who was chosen her words--not too many and not too few--perfectly. Dialogue is sparse yet totally apt, lending depth to the story. Highly recommended."--BC Bookworld
"The Girl and The Wolf is an absolute masterwork by best-selling author Katherena Vermette and master artist Julie Flett. It reminds us we are more powerful than we realize in times of panic and, at the same time, it places the responsibility of survival on ourselves. It also reminds us that there are helpers to get you home in forms you may not recognize at first: a wolf with meat on its breath or birds who remember your way home. I love this book and I think about it every day."--Richard Van Camp, award-winning author of Little You
★ "It's got a worthy message for any reader to enjoy, and Indigenous and First Nations readers will especially connect with characters who nourish traditional ways of knowing while existing in an active, contemporary present. A tale about knowledge, power, and trust that reminds readers we used to speak with animals and still do—it already feels like a classic."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review