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Lone Wolf

Sarah Kurpiel, Sarah Kurpiel (Illustrator)

Hardcover

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Maple loves being the Parker family’s pet dog . . . but why does everyone else think she’s a wolf? Fans of Red: A Crayon’s Story and Wolfie the Bunny will cheer for Maple to find exactly where she belongs.

Maple the husky is a valued member of the team, but strangers always seem to think she’s a wolf! It’s true: Maple can hunt, she can howl, and she can dig, just like wolves can. Oh, no! What if she is a wolf and doesn’t belong with her family after all?

A perfectly paced tale of family, self-acceptance, and belonging, Lone Wolf strikes the balance between heartwarming and hilarious. This irrepressible and sensitive dog’s identity crisis and spirited journey of self-discovery will capture readers’ hearts, whether or not they have a pet themselves.



Praise For Lone Wolf

“Maple is a beautiful black-and-white husky who loves her life with . . . her true pack, the Parker family. With lovely cadenced phrasing, and a winning heroine, this delightful ­debut picture book is strongly recommended.”


— School Library Journal (starred review)

“A beloved pet questions her place in the world. . . . Kurpiel's debut is a tender family story about belonging . . . Pawsitive vibes all around.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Maple decides to explore on her own and find out once and for all if she is with the correct pack. . . . Engaging.” 
Booklist

“Maple is the Parker family dog, but outsiders often mistake the husky for a wolf. Eventually even Maple begins to wonder . . . A funny little tale about belonging, regardless of the perception of outsiders . . . Youngsters will giggle at Maple’s misplaced adventure.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Greenwillow Books, 9780062943828, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2020



About the Author

Sarah Kurpiel  is the author and illustrator of Lone Wolf, which was named an Indie Next Pick. She is a librarian and a self-taught artist, inspired by animals, nature, and everyday life. She uses a power wheelchair and considers her disability an important part of her identity. Sarah Kurpiel lives with a cat as loud and as fast as Kiwi in Downers Grove, Illinois. www.sarahkurpiel.com




Sarah Kurpiel  is the author and illustrator of Lone Wolf, which was named an Indie Next Pick. She is a librarian and a self-taught artist, inspired by animals, nature, and everyday life. She uses a power wheelchair and considers her disability an important part of her identity. Sarah Kurpiel lives with a cat as loud and as fast as Kiwi in Downers Grove, Illinois. www.sarahkurpiel.com