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The Wolves of Currumpaw

Written by William Grill

Illustrated by William Grill

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The Wolves of Currumpaw Synopsis

1892, New Mexico. A wolfpack roams the Currumpaw Valley, preying on the cattle and evading capture by the exasperated local ranchmen. Due to his knowledge of wolf behaviour, a British naturalist by the name of Ernest Thompson Seton is employed to hunt down their notorious pack leader, king Lobo…

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A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTIONONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF 2016ONE OF THE IRISH TIMES
BEST PICTURE BOOKS OF 2016ONE OF PASTE MAGAZINE

'S BEST KIDS COMICS OF 2016 A powerful, cinematic work of naturalistic fiction that deftly outlines the importance of respecting nature.--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW Grill has created a powerful picture book that is certain to provoke feelings of empathy for the regal Lobo and Blanca.--New York Times Breathtaking illustrated pages [...] Mr. Grill uses colored pencils and perspective pulled well back--to reveal men and animals as vanishingly small when set against the beautiful vastness of the natural world.--The Wall Street Journal A magnificent large-scale picture book, The Wolves of Currumpaw gives narrative non-fiction a new dimension. [...] The story is deeply moving, and Grill ends by linking Seton's tale to the history of conservation of wildlife and its great importance today.--The Guardian, The Best Children's Books of 2016 William Grill brilliantly evokes a landscape inhabited by wolves in his narrative non-fiction The Wolves of Currumpaw.--The Irish Times, The Best Picture Books of 2016 An artful, thought-provoking adaptation sure to inspire budding conservationists.--Booklist The winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal offers an atmospheric retelling of a 19th-century tale that helped to spark the wildlife conservation movement in this country. [...] the illustrations convey an intensity of feeling in keeping with the profound way the experience changed at least one man's life.--Kirkus Reviews a story both disquieting and redemptive, emblematic of the era's problematic relationship with the natural world and central to the evolution of the wildlife conservation movement over the century that followed it. [...] an essential reminder that we can't reasonably judge one era by the moral standards of another; that, above all, so many of our ethical principles have emerged from the disquietude of their opposite -- a sentiment echoed in the contrast between Grill's soft, sensitive illustrations and the brutality of the killings, both by the wolves and of the wolves.--Brain Pickings Based on Seton's book, Wild Animals I Have Known, this children's storybook is educational and appealing for young ones and the adults who will enjoy reading it with them. [...] The Wolves of Currumpaw will surely charm readers as Lobo charmed Seton.--Historical Novel Society Beautifully illustrated [...] Grill's stunning colored pencil drawings enhance and extend his modern retelling of Seton's drama, Lobo, the King of Currumpaw, originally published in 1898.--OmniLibros Like William Grill's other picture book, Shackleton's Journey, Wolves is beautifully illustrated on thick textured paper with colored pencils. Wolves [...] is powerful, told as much by Grill's narrative as it is by his illustrations. [...] I look forward to seeing what he brings us next.--Wink In his follow-up to the beautiful Shackleton's Journey, William Grill and his colored pencils tackle the story of Lobo king wolf of the Currumpaw valley and the men who tried to hunt him in the 1880's. The text is compassionate yet honest about the events, telling the reader what happened and why it was harmful. But, being William Grill, it's the dream-like art that shines in his burning red brown deserts and sweeping blue skies. It might have felt like an age since a new project by Grill (though it's only been two years) but Wolves is worth every moment of that wait.--Amy Brabenec, Brookline Booksmith This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts.--Nicola Mansfield, Back To Books What makes this book brilliant - a bar-smasher - is the way Grill has blended and merged different genres to create something that is uniquely his own. Fact and fiction, word and picture become one. It's a book full of wisdom - it is beyond categorisation and beyond compare.--A Bookish Life This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts.--It's All Comic To Me A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTIONONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF 2016ONE OF THE IRISH TIMES'
BEST PICTURE BOOKS OF 2016ONE OF PASTE MAGAZINE

'S BEST KIDS COMICS OF 2016 A powerful, cinematic work of naturalistic fiction that deftly outlines the importance of respecting nature.--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW Grill has created a powerful picture book that is certain to provoke feelings of empathy for the regal Lobo and Blanca.--New York Times Breathtaking illustrated pages [...] Mr. Grill uses colored pencils and perspective pulled well back--to reveal men and animals as vanishingly small when set against the beautiful vastness of the natural world.--The Wall Street Journal A magnificent large-scale picture book, The Wolves of Currumpaw gives narrative non-fiction a new dimension. [...] The story is deeply moving, and Grill ends by linking Seton's tale to the history of conservation of wildlife and its great importance today.--The Guardian, The Best Children's Books of 2016 William Grill brilliantly evokes a landscape inhabited by wolves in his narrative non-fiction The Wolves of Currumpaw.--The Irish Times, The Best Picture Books of 2016 An artful, thought-provoking adaptation sure to inspire budding conservationists.--Booklist The winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal offers an atmospheric retelling of a 19th-century tale that helped to spark the wildlife conservation movement in this country. [...] the illustrations convey an intensity of feeling in keeping with the profound way the experience changed at least one man's life.--Kirkus Reviews a story both disquieting and redemptive, emblematic of the era's problematic relationship with the natural world and central to the evolution of the wildlife conservation movement over the century that followed it. [...] an essential reminder that we can't reasonably judge one era by the moral standards of another; that, above all, so many of our ethical principles have emerged from the disquietude of their opposite -- a sentiment echoed in the contrast between Grill's soft, sensitive illustrations and the brutality of the killings, both by the wolves and of the wolves.--Brain Pickings Based on Seton's book, Wild Animals I Have Known, this children's storybook is educational and appealing for young ones and the adults who will enjoy reading it with them. [...] The Wolves of Currumpaw will surely charm readers as Lobo charmed Seton.--Historical Novel Society Beautifully illustrated [...] Grill's stunning colored pencil drawings enhance and extend his modern retelling of Seton's drama, Lobo, the King of Currumpaw, originally published in 1898.--OmniLibros Like William Grill's other picture book, Shackleton's Journey, Wolves is beautifully illustrated on thick textured paper with colored pencils. Wolves [...] is powerful, told as much by Grill's narrative as it is by his illustrations. [...] I look forward to seeing what he brings us next.--Wink In his follow-up to the beautiful Shackleton's Journey, William Grill and his colored pencils tackle the story of Lobo king wolf of the Currumpaw valley and the men who tried to hunt him in the 1880's. The text is compassionate yet honest about the events, telling the reader what happened and why it was harmful. But, being William Grill, it's the dream-like art that shines in his burning red brown deserts and sweeping blue skies. It might have felt like an age since a new project by Grill (though it's only been two years) but Wolves is worth every moment of that wait.--Amy Brabenec, Brookline Booksmith This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts.--Nicola Mansfield, Back To Books What makes this book brilliant - a bar-smasher - is the way Grill has blended and merged different genres to create something that is uniquely his own. Fact and fiction, word and picture become one. It's a book full of wisdom - it is beyond categorisation and beyond compare.--A Bookish Life This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts.--It's All Comic To Me A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION A powerful, cinematic work of naturalistic fiction that deftly outlines the importance of respecting nature.Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW Grill has created a powerful picture book that is certain to provoke feelings of empathy for the regal Lobo and Blanca.New York Times Breathtaking illustrated pages [...] Mr. Grill uses colored pencils and perspective pulled well backto reveal men and animals as vanishingly small when set against the beautiful vastness of the natural world.The Wall Street Journal An artful, thought-provoking adaptation sure to inspire budding conservationists.Booklist The winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal offers an atmospheric retelling of a 19th-century tale that helped to spark the wildlife conservation movement in this country. [] the illustrations convey an intensity of feeling in keeping with the profound way the experience changed at least one man s life.Kirkus Reviews a story both disquieting and redemptive, emblematic of the era s problematic relationship with the natural world and central to the evolution of the wildlife conservation movement over the century that followed it. [] an essential reminder that we can t reasonably judge one era by the moral standards of another; that, above all, so many of our ethical principles have emerged from the disquietude of their opposite a sentiment echoed in the contrast between Grill s soft, sensitive illustrations and the brutality of the killings, both by the wolves and of the wolves.Brain Pickings Based on Seton s book, Wild Animals I Have Known, this children s storybook is educational and appealing for young ones and the adults who will enjoy reading it with them. [] The Wolves of Currumpaw will surely charm readers as Lobo charmed Seton.Historical Novel Society Beautifully illustrated [] Grill s stunning colored pencil drawings enhance and extend his modern retelling of Seton s drama, Lobo, the King of Currumpaw, originally published in 1898.OmniLibros Like William Grill s other picture book, Shackleton s Journey, Wolves is beautifully illustrated on thick textured paper with colored pencils. Wolves [...] is powerful, told as much by Grill s narrative as it is by his illustrations. [...] I look forward to seeing what he brings us next.Wink In his follow-up to the beautiful Shackleton's Journey, William Grill and his colored pencils tackle the story of Lobo king wolf of the Currumpaw valley and the men who tried to hunt him in the 1880's. The text is compassionate yet honest about the events, telling the reader what happened and why it was harmful. But, being William Grill, it's the dream-like art that shines in his burning red brown deserts and sweeping blue skies. It might have felt like an age since a new project by Grill (though it's only been two years) but Wolves is worth every moment of that wait.Amy Brabenec, Brookline Booksmith This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts.Nicola Mansfield, Back To Books What makes this book brilliant a bar-smasher is the way Grill has blended and merged different genres to create something that is uniquely his own. Fact and fiction, word and picture become one. It s a book full of wisdom it is beyond categorisation and beyond compare.A Bookish Life This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts.It's All Comic To Me A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION A powerful, cinematic work of naturalistic fiction that deftly outlines the importance of respecting nature. Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW Breathtaking illustrated pages [...] Mr. Grill uses colored pencils and perspective pulled well backto reveal men and animals as vanishingly small when set against the beautiful vastness of the natural world. The Wall Street Journal An artful, thought-provoking adaptation sure to inspire budding conservationists. Booklist The winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal offers an atmospheric retelling of a 19th-century tale that helped to spark the wildlife conservation movement in this country. [] the illustrations convey an intensity of feeling in keeping with the profound way the experience changed at least one man s life. Kirkus Reviews Like William Grill s other picture book, Shackleton s Journey, Wolves is beautifully illustrated on thick textured paper with colored pencils. Wolves [...] is powerful, told as much by Grill s narrative as it is by his illustrations. [...] I look forward to seeing what he brings us next. Wink In his follow-up to the beautiful Shackleton's Journey, William Grill and his colored pencils tackle the story of Lobo king wolf of the Currumpaw valley and the men who tried to hunt him in the 1880's. The text is compassionate yet honest about the events, telling the reader what happened and why it was harmful. But, being William Grill, it's the dream-like art that shines in his burning red brown deserts and sweeping blue skies. It might have felt like an age since a new project by Grill (though it's only been two years) but Wolves is worth every moment of that wait. Amy Brabenec, Brookline Booksmith This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts. Nicola Mansfield, Back To Books What makes this book brilliant a bar-smasher is the way Grill has blended and merged different genres to create something that is uniquely his own. Fact and fiction, word and picture become one. It s a book full of wisdom it is beyond categorisation and beyond compare. A Bookish Life This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts. It's All Comic To Me

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION The winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal offers an atmospheric retelling of a 19th-century tale that helped to spark the wildlife conservation movement in this country. [] the illustrations convey an intensity of feeling in keeping with the profound way the experience changed at least one man s life. Kirkus Reviews In his follow-up to the beautiful Shackleton's Journey, William Grill and his colored pencils tackle the story of Lobo king wolf of the Currumpaw valley and the men who tried to hunt him in the 1880's. The text is compassionate yet honest about the events, telling the reader what happened and why it was harmful. But, being William Grill, it's the dream-like art that shines in his burning red brown deserts and sweeping blue skies. It might have felt like an age since a new project by Grill (though it's only been two years) but Wolves is worth every moment of that wait. Amy Brabenec, Brookline Booksmith This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts. Nicola Mansfield, Back To Books

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION In his follow-up to the beautiful Shackleton's Journey, William Grill and his colored pencils tackle the story of Lobo king wolf of the Currumpaw valley and the men who tried to hunt him in the 1880's. The text is compassionate yet honest about the events, telling the reader what happened and why it was harmful. But, being William Grill, it's the dream-like art that shines in his burning red brown deserts and sweeping blue skies. It might have felt like an age since a new project by Grill (though it's only been two years) but Wolves is worth every moment of that wait. -Amy Brabenec, Brookline Booksmith In his follow-up to the beautiful Shackleton's Journey, William Grill and his colored pencils tackle the story of Lobo king wolf of the Currumpaw valley and the men who tried to hunt him in the 1880's. The text is compassionate yet honest about the events, telling the reader what happened and why it was harmful. But, being William Grill, it's the dream-like art that shines in his burning red brown deserts and sweeping blue skies. It might have felt like an age since a new project by Grill (though it's only been two years) but Wolves is worth every moment of that wait. -Amy Brabenec, Brookline Booksmith'

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ISBN: 9781909263833
Publication date: 11/05/2016
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Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781909263833
Publication date: 11th May 2016
Author: William Grill
Illustrator: William Grill
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Animals
Other Categories: UKLA 2017

About William Grill

William Grill is a new talent in the British illustration scene. He graduated with a BA (Hons) at University College Falmouth and published his debut book, Shackleton's Journey, with Flying Eye Books in 2014. Grill's main interest lies in narrative illustration where he uses the natural world to inspire his artwork. His use of coloured pencils, layers of shading and work in relief printmaking all contribute towards the evocative and atmospheric illustrations that are so unique to his style. In 2014 Grill won the AOI (Association of Illustration) Illustration Award for New Talent. His book was also a winner of The New ...

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