The Wild Girl by Christopher Wormell


The Wild Girl by Christopher Wormell

This is the story of a little girl and her small brown dog. They live all alone in a little cave high up on the mountainside in the middle of the great wide wilderness. Then one day in the bitter cold of winter, as they are returning to their cave, they see bear tracks in the snow ...The ending to this adorable story will melt your heart and make you smile.


Does just what a good picture book should do - takes four to six-year olds outside of themselves to a place where they can imagine being brave and alone but ends with a reassuring embrace Sunday Telegraph The delightfully endearing illustrations enhance this story extremely well ... the story is sweetly sad and will enchant young readers Carousel Follow the footprints to the heartwarming conclusion of this gentle and endearing story The Good Book Guide Deeply moving ... their solitude is evoked touchingly ... the girl is a delightful character with great appeal to children TES Teacher It is an enchanting tale, with just the right balance between feeling frightened and being brave, and the resolution is perfect Books for Keeps

About the Author

Christopher Wormell

Christopher Wormell was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, in 1955. On leaving school in 1973 he studied painting with his father while working at numerous temporary of part time jobs.

In 1982, inspired by the work of Thomas Bewick, Reynolds Stone and Charles Tunnicliffe among others, he took up wood engraving. He became a full time illustrator in 1984 and began writing and illustrating his own picture books in 1999.

Recent work includes a stamp design for the Royal Mail millennium set, Neighbourhood Watch images for the Metropolitan Police Force, package designs for Waitrose and a billboard poster campaign for Adnams Beer.

His most recent book is The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit, published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in 2004.

His work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum (1998), The Fouts and Fowler Gallery, London (1990) and The Artworks Gallery, London (1994).

Christopher Wormell lives in North London with his wife, Mary and three children: Jack, Daisy and Eliza.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Publication date

2nd November 2006



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