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Erik the Lone Wolf

Written by Sarah Finan

Illustrated by Sarah Finan

Books for Babies and Toddlers Debuts of the Month Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Animals

LoveReading View on Erik the Lone Wolf

March 2018 Debut of the Month

A huge story is packed into this striking and thoroughly involving picture book. Erik is one of the youngest members of his wolf pack and definitely the most reckless. He thinks his family’s rules are silly and one day, when no-one’s looking, stomps off to be a real lone wolf. He climbs higher, wobbles further and skies faster – right into disaster. Stuck at the bottom of an icy crevasse, Erik wishes for his wolf pack. Fortunately for him, they arrive to save him but Sara Finan’s painterly illustrations show readers just how dangerous and scary the snow and ice are, as well as how much safer and happier Erik is back with his loving family.  ~ Andrea Reece


Erik the Lone Wolf Synopsis

Everybody knows that wolves live in packs. But one little wolf cub dreams of setting off on his own adventure... all by himself! Will life as a lone wolf be everything he hoped, or will he miss the rough and tumble of the pack? 

Erik the Lone Wolf Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Aidan, age 5 -I wouldn't like to be a lone wolf. Erik is better when he's safe with his family!
  • Aiden’s mum, sarah - 'A sweet read about a little wolf who is longing to escape his family and be independent...The pictures were very descriptive with lots of different images to explore and talk about.'
  • Abbie Collings, age 5 - 'This book has lovely pictures that are like paintings. I love wolves and so I really liked the story of Erik and his adventure of trying to be a lone wolf.'
  • Abbie’s Mum - 'A lovely picture book with the theme of teamwork and looking out for each other.'
  • Edith and Ceci, age 5 & 2.5 - 'Lovely story about a wolf who wants some independence. A wolf on skis...what’s not to love?... Lovely, heart-warming story with beautiful illustrations.'
  • George Haine, age 5 - 'I like this book because it is funny and Erik wants to be a lone wolf but it goes wrong.  I liked it because the book is snowy and it was snowing outside too!'
  • William, age 6 - 'Gorgeously illustrated and packed with adventure.'            

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ISBN: 9781786030108
Publication date: 24/01/2018
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786030108
Publication date: 24th January 2018
Author: Sarah Finan
Illustrator: Sarah Finan
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Animals
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, Reviewed by Children

About Sarah Finan

Sarah Finan worked for several years as a graphic designer before studying for an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. In June 2015 she subsequently won second prize in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration.

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