There's a Wolf at the Door

By Zoe B. Alley; R. W. Alley (Illustrator)
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596432758, 34pp.)

Publication Date: September 30, 2008

List Price: $19.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“The classic Wolf of the fairy tale world leads us through this jam-packed picture book. The five stories are told in a colorful comic book style that is well-suited to these fun stories.”
-- Kat Goddard, The Bookloft, Great Barrington, MA


Description

FIVE CLASSIC TALES ALL STARRING ONE PUT-UPON WOLF

in an oversized gift-ready package Wolf, a rather fine dresser and intelligent creature, just can't catch a break. All he wants to do is eat some pig, lamb, a gosling or two, a loud sheperd or that little girl wearing a red hood, but for some reason none of them will cooperate. Five classic tales morph into one ongoing yarn as Wolf bumbles his way through each of them. Told in graphic novel style in an oversized picture book package, this is the gift for kids of all ages for happily-ever-after holidays.




About the Author


My parents saved everything, so I know that I began drawing sometime around age two. I haven't paused since. In fact, my drawings now and my drawings then bear a rather strong resemblance. I have gotten slightly better at hands, but horses remain a problem. For an only child, growing up in New York, Texas, South Carolina and finally for most of the time in Annapolis, Maryland, drawing was fine self-entertainment. Then, as now, I have always enjoyed most making pictures that illustrate a story rather than hang on a wall. Today I live in Barrington, Rhode Island with the lovely Zoe B. Alley, author, wife and mother of our two clever children, Cassandra and Max.
I make my pictures in a studio that has a rolling ladder, more books than I can count and many tubes of half-used, rock-hard paint. For the last ten years one of my big projects has been to illustrate new and old stories of Paddington Bear. I have also made pictures for over one hundred other books since I started doing all this right out of college in 1979. I didn't go to art school, but received a BA in Art History from Haverford College and then spent four years as a staff artist at several greeting card companies. Since then, I have spent my working time in my slippers trying to avoid illustrating stories with horses.
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