The Last Wolf
Written by Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Michael Foreman
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Michael Morpurgo has created a sweeping and dramatic story in the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This spellbinding tale is complemented perfectly by Michael Foreman's illustrations. Robbie McLeod and a wolf cub, both orphaned, venture far from their birthplace, a land of rebellious fighters and vicious redcoats. There is little constancy in Robbie's adventurous life, save for the companionship of his wolf. But when at last Robbie finds a place where he can peacefully make his home, he knows in his heart that the wolf must find his own natural home too...~ Julia Eccleshare
A small number of children were invited to read and review The Last Wolf. Click Here to read the full reviews.
- Katie Johnson, age 9 - 'This breath-taking story is one of the best short books I have ever read. Filled with stunning illustrations, Michael Morpurgo really brings this heartwarming story to life.'
- Elspeth Paterson, age 9 - 'A short adventure story set during the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Parts of it are exciting and a tiny bit scary, as a boy and his wolf run from Redcoat soldiers and try not to be caught.'
- Josh Hall, age 13 ½ - 'A good read for younger readers...I found this book enthralling.'
- Rosa Boran, age 13 - 'a heart-warming, sad and beautiful story... I loved reading this book and it brought me on an adventure.'
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The Last Wolf by Michael Morpurgo
Robbie McLeod is on the run from the English Redcoats in the Highlands. On his travels he finds a wolf cub, near a sign proclaiming the killing of the last wolf in Scotland. Robbie adopts the orphaned cub and a friendship grows between them. But can they find a new freer life in America?
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Michael Morpurgo has a knack of taking one small fact and weaving around it a vibrant tale that brings a slice of history to life TES
The deceptively simple narrative style ... conveys hope and despair, love and hate, and finally peace ... Satisfying, thoughtful and ultimately heart-warming Financial Times
This is a beautifully produced book, with a striking peephole cover and pen-and-wash illustrations by Michael Foreman that serve to dramatise the emotional depth of this touching story about friendship in adversity Glasgow Herald
A stirring tale of loyalty and bravery, superbly illustrated Shelf Life
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