Wayward Creatures


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$16.99  $15.80
Clarion Books
Publish Date
5.8 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Dayna Lorentz is the author of the Dogs of the Drowned City trilogy and the No Safety in Numbers trilogy. She has worked in and around the foster care system, most recently as a law clerk in the Vermont family courts, but she only just started exploring the sport of falconry. Dayna lives in Vermont with her husband and two children.


"This riveting, many-layered story shines on all levels. Gabe's first-person narration brilliantly (and with humor) captures the tone of an angry, confused tween without being over the top, and his metamorphosis from powerless to empowered is both realistic and compelling. The coyote's story adds depth and poignancy....As a story about community, healing, and family--both human and animal--this is one of the best." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Lorentz illustrates how change can come from pain and that there is a path forward, even from the worst situations. The characters and friendships are realistic, as are the emotions Gabe feels. An accessible example of positive approaches to restoration and an excellent tale of relationships and community." -- Booklist

"Overall, this book has excellent messaging about navigating friendship challenges, dealing with hard consequences, and the importance of surrounding yourself with supportive people." -- School Library Journal

"Carl Hiassen meets Rebecca Stead in this insightful, touching, funny, and as simple as possible but no simpler novel . . . by which I mean, it has the exact right number of elements, no wasted brush strokes, nothing extraneous. It all adds up to a page-turning story that is both new and familiar--timely and timeless--at the same time. I loved it from beginning to end." -- Chris Tebbetts, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the Middle School series