Eye of the Wolf

Eye of the Wolf

By Daniel Pennac; Max Grafe (Illustrator)

Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763618964, 112pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2003


Reminiscent of THE LITTLE PRINCE, Daniel Pennac’s fable of a boy and a wolf who dare to meet each other’s gaze unfolds with humor, poignancy, and philosophical resonance.

They were born worlds apart, the wolf from the Far North and the boy from Yellow Africa. Now all that separates them is a cage at the zoo. The wolf has lost much on his journey, including an eye and his beloved pack. But when he finally consents to trust the strange, still little boy who has been watching him - to meet his eye - their lives intersect with unforgettable results. Master storyteller Daniel Pennac weaves the events of two lives into a mythic tapestry that ultimately and magnificently reveals the fellowship of all creatures. Ten illustrations by Max Grafe enhance this fabulous translation from the French.

About the Author

Daniel Pennac was born in Casablanca and spent part of his childhood in Africa. He now lives and teaches in a Paris suburb and is the author of numerous adult books. With books published in more than thirty languages, he is one of France’s most widely translated authors.

Max Grafe is a fine artist whose illustration clients have included Carnegie Hall, Audubon magazine, and GQ magazine. He says of EYE OF THE WOLF, his first book, "I related with the boy Africa because as a child I connected more with animals than with people."

Sarah Adams was born in Brussels and now lives in London. As well as translating books from French, she writes about travel, theater, and art.