The Wolf-Birds


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$17.95  $16.51
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10.3 X 0.5 X 9.2 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Willow Dawson is an award-winning author and illustrator originally from Vancouver, B.C. Her last name means son of the daw, which is short for jackdaw, a type of blackbird. Willow's books include The Wolf-Birds, Avis Dolphin, Hyena in Petticoats, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea, Lila and Ecco's DIY Comics Club, and No Girls Allowed. Dawson also visits schools and libraries regularly and teaches Creating Comics and Graphic Novels at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies. She lives in Toronto, ON with her partner and their two children.


New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing

"Layering beautiful illustrations and storytelling over scientifically accurate concepts, The Wolf-Birds draws readers to the poetry of predator, prey, and scavenger interactions. Dawson's honest portrayal of ecological relationships effectively, and importantly, connects us to the raw beauty of our natural world."
- Daniel Stahler, PhD, Wildlife Biologist, Yellowstone National Park

"Graphic novelist Dawson's acrylic-on-cardboard illustrations suggest an archetypal, cave painting style, at times whimsical but nonetheless dynamic and intimate...a solid introduction to forest ecology."
-- School Library Journal-Starred Review

"An interesting, contemplative addition to the nature shelf."
- Kirkus

"Graceful artwork...a fine resource for demonstrating how the hunt depends on cooperation both within a species and between them."
- Publisher's Weekly

"Earth-toned acrylic paintings, with stylized, flat forms in spare landscape, evoke the leanness of the woods in late winter and highlight the stark realities of the life cycle."
--The Horn Book Inc.

--Canadian Review of Materials

"I really do like the pictures in this book. They make you feel nervous, and then sad, and then happy, like you've just made a new friend."
--Rachel, age 9, Kids' Book Buzz

"Beautiful...describes factually and in a calm and steady tone how birds and animals survive during cold winter months in a northern forest."
--Resource Links

"An exciting, evocative book."
--National Reading Campaign

A Junior Library Guild Selection
One of School Library Journal's Most Anticipated Titles for Spring 2016

"Low-key yet powerful...simple, resonant, superb."
--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Delivers a meaningful message about individuality and tolerance."
--School Library Journal

"Poignant... a story about deceptive appearances."
--Publishers Weekly

"Dawson's illustrations are amazing."