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Wolf in the snow / Matthew Cordell.

Cordell, Matthew, 1975- author, illustrator. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

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Breckenridge Public Library E C (Text) 33500012420188 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library E C (Text) 33500012669347 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library E C (Text) 33500012669339 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library E C (Text) 33500012420170 Main Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1250076366
  • ISBN: 9781250076366
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 December #2
    *Starred Review* In parallel opening spreads, a little girl says good-bye to her parents and dog as she heads off to school, and a wolf cub ranges across the field with his pack. At day's end, the girl, wearing a bright red coat and hood (catch that allusion!), heads home as snow begins to fall. The snow thickens across the subsequent pages, and soon she is lost, just as the wolf cub is separated from his pack in the storm. A chance encounter leads to a moment of solidarity: when the wolf cub sinks in the snow, the girl scoops him up, carrying him towards the distant howls of his family. He's home safe, but she's still lost—until the wolves, realizing a debt is owed, return for her, and their howls bring her own family. This nearly wordless picture book is a tender, never precious story of kindness and cooperation. The ink-and-watercolor illustrations, though simple, are packed with emotion, while the minimal text relays only sounds: the distant howls of the wolves, the whines of the wolf cub, the girl's huffs of breath as she struggles through the snow. Cordell's wolves aren't cuddly cartoons by any means, but neither are they monsters; instead, they're realistically depicted wild animals who inherently understand loyalty. Expect this wintry tale to bring only warmth. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Matthew Cordell is the Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, Trouble Gum, Another Brother, hello! hello!, and Wish. He has illustrated numerous books by renowned authors including Philip Stead (Special Delivery), Rachel Vail (the Justin Case series), and Gail Carson Levine (Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems). He lives with his family in Gurnee, Illinois.

Subject: Blizzards > Fiction.
Wolves > Fiction.
Girls > Fiction.
Lost and found possessions > Fiction.
Blizzards > Juvenile fiction.
Wolves > Juvenile fiction.
Girls > Juvenile fiction.
Lost and found possessions > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children
Blizzards > Fiction.
Wolves > Fiction.
Girls > Fiction.
Lost and found possessions > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books for children.

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