Wolf in the Snow

Wolf in the Snow

Book - 2017
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Winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal

A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?

Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother .

Publisher: New York :, Feiwel and Friends,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9781250076366
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations


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Jan 08, 2020

To be able to tell a story through (mostly) illustrations only, and then to also squeeze all kinds of emotion out of it on top of that, makes this such a fun "read." It obviously follows a storyline, but each viewer is allowed to make their own version of the story, catering to their specific culture, beliefs, current situation, etc. I own this book, and every time we "tell" it, it's always a new version. It's simple enough, yet thorough enough, that any child can follow along and "read" it to you.

Obviously this book is labeled under "fiction," so no need to be critical of whether-or-not this would happen in real life. Part of the joy of being a child, is an endless imagination, the hope for what's to come, the possibility of adventure and discovery, the innocence of animal friends, and the idea that everything is "fixable."

This is my family's all-time favorite wordless child's illustration book.

Dec 04, 2019

sorry but this is a touching and stupid fable.

wolf pups are almost full grown by winter

wolves would not concern them selves with a lost child no matter what she had done

a child wandering off the road/path in a blizzard to rescue a wild animal is sweet, endearing and really foolish

ArapahoeLesley Aug 01, 2018

A lovely wordless picture book that is full of feeling.

ArapahoeMicheleW Feb 16, 2018

The 2018 Caldecott Medal winner -- for the most distinguished American picture book for children. Wordless story - beautiful and suspenseful!

EvaELPL Jan 23, 2018

It's not every wordless picture book that's gorgeously crafted enough to get me a little weepy, but this story of a lost girl and a wolf cub managed to do just that! Beautiful through and through.

ArapahoeStaff2 Mar 13, 2017

This nearly wordless picture book is certainly a page turner! When I started this story, I wasn't sure how much I was going to buy into it because it didn't seem very realistic. But as I turned the page, I was so invested in the little girls' story. The close up illustrations are truly stunning, and the abstractness of the rest of the pages tell a heartwarming story.

Feb 28, 2017

The pictures tell the story , heartwarming tale of a little girl and a wolf cub both lost in a snowstorm . Interesting how the Author portrayed that humans and animals are so much alike and animals caring nature . Recommend this book .

Feb 15, 2017

Excellent visual storytelling. Only words in the book are sounds. Heartwarming tale.

ArapahoeMollie Jan 24, 2017

This is a picture book that will tug at your heart and remind you that animals and people are more alike than they may seem.

MissLacie Jan 17, 2017

In this almost wordless picture book, the main character is rescued by wolves after saving a wolf pup earlier in the story. The amazing pen, ink and watercolor paintings capture the characters emotions and story's setting so well! I could feel the cold, fear, helplessness and calm happiness throughout the story.

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ArapahoeTina Dec 11, 2019

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

Nov 19, 2016

kgalicia01 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 3


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