Wolf Girl (Hardcover)
Allow yourself to be enchanted in this magical story of Sophy, the young girl whose extraordinary adventure with a real wolf helps her discover her inner confidence.
Sophy is a shy girl who struggles to fit in in the outside world. She is happiest at home, playing in her wolf suit in her den. It makes her feel strong like a wolf, fierce like a wolf, and maybe even a little bit brave like a wolf.
She loves her suit so much she decides to wear it to school one day, but it doesn't go well. She tries to talk at school but the words get stuck in her throat and everyone laughs and whispers behind her back. But one day, an extraordinary thing happens…
Sophy is whisked away to a magical snowy land where she meets a wolf and her cub. The unlikely trio roll, run and howl together, playing happily in the snow. Sophy has found friends and nothing can ruin her day… until a big, angry bear appears.
But Sophyfinally finds her voiceand finds the courage she's been looking for all along.
This beautifully told and enchantingly illustrated story carries important themes of overcoming the isolating feeling of being shy, finding friends and most importantly, finding your voice, and will delight readers young and old.
Praise for Jo Loring-Fisher's other books:
Taking Time (Lantana Publishing)
‘A soothing balm in book form’ – The Observer Picture Book Review
‘Children from around the world marvel at small wonders of nature in this dreamy story in verse.’ – The Bookseller
Maisie's Scrapbook (Lantana Publishing) – Winner of the Northern Lights Book Award
Jo Loring-Fisher is an illustrator, storyteller, and mum of four. She is based in the beautiful city of Bath, England, where she lives with her husband, youngest daughter, and Whippet puppy. She loves the natural world and enjoys creating images using a range of materials including collage, inks, paint, and printmaking. Much of Jo’s inspirations comes from observing nature and everyday life. Her other picture books include Taking Time and Just Like You.
Jo ‘leaves her sensitive, lyrical illustrations to do much of the talking, speaking powerfully of the importance of drawing on your inner strength, finding your voice and friendship.’—Red Reading Hub
‘A lovely little story for anyone who wishes they were just that little bit more braver and fierce, like a wolf.’—Bookworm Baby
‘The thought and care poured into the narrative will bring reassurance to any child feeling worried or anxious. It feels very necessary at the moment.’ —thelittleliterarysociety
'Wolf girl is a beautiful story to share with children. It invites talking about feelings, friendships and emotions. It also teaches children about empathy and kindness. A truly wonderful book that would make a perfect gift for any child.'—Elizabeth Cook
‘This is a beautiful book full of courage and hope exploring how to overcome your problems.’—Armadillo Magazine
Editor’s Pick – ‘This tender and positive story is gorgeously illustrated throughout – even the endpapers repay a close look.’—The School Librarian