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The Wolves of Currumpaw

The Wolves of Currumpaw

Author: William Grill
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William Grill, the author and illustrator of Shacklelton's Journey, brings us another delight, The Wolves of Currumpaw. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a wolf, Old Lobo, the wolf that no one could capture. This is a famous and fabled wolf-hunting story of The Old West, and Lobo was revered by the peoples of the Currumpaw Valley, where he was known as The King. As settlers moved across North America developing farming, wolves roamed too, attacking their cattle. Lobo and his pack of wolves were known far and wide, a pack that moved through the night, uncapturable and wreaking havoc for the ranchers. Many tried and failed, great hunters were shamed by the clever Lobo who avoided the traps, wasn’t fooled by the disguised poisons and evaded the wolf-hounds and guns, time and time again. In 1893, a respected naturalist and hunter, Ernest Thompson Seton, left New York in a bid to rid the ranchers of Old Lobo and his pack. This wasn’t as easy as Seton thought it would be and after many failed attempts he noticed another wolf, the beautiful she-wolf Blanca, and this ultimately leads to the capturing of Old Lobo. This is a beautifully told story with stunning illustrations, which also reflects on the impact of Seton’s hunt for Lobo, his regret at his success and his growing awareness of the wilderness - the importance of wild places and the animals that belong in them.
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"The Wolves of Currumpaw "is a beautifully illustrated modern re-telling of Ernest Thompson Seton's epic wilderness drama "Lobo, the King of Currumpaw," originally published in 1898. Set in the dying days of the old west, Seton's drama unfolds in the vast planes of New Mexico, at a time when man's relationship with nature was often marked by exploitations and misunderstanding. This is the first graphic adaptation of a massively influential piece of writing by one of the men who went on to form the Boy Scouts of America.A University of Falmouth graduate and London resident, William Grill's first book "Shackleton's Journey "made him the youngest Kate Greenaway Medal winner since 1960. With a slew of prizes and under his belt, Grill looks primed to make a huge impact with "The Wolves of Currumpaw."

Reviews

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION In his follow-up to the beautiful Shackleton's Journey, William Grill and his colored pencils tackle the story of Lobo king wolf of the Currumpaw valley and the men who tried to hunt him in the 1880's. The text is compassionate yet honest about the events, telling the reader what happened and why it was harmful. But, being William Grill, it's the dream-like art that shines in his burning red brown deserts and sweeping blue skies. It might have felt like an age since a new project by Grill (though it's only been two years) but Wolves is worth every moment of that wait."-Amy Brabenec, Brookline Booksmith"

Author description

A University of Falmouth graduate and London resident, William Grill's first book "Shackleton's Journey" made him the youngest Kate Greenaway Medal winner since 1960. With a slew of prizes and under his belt, Grill loooks primed to make a huge impact with The Wolves of Currumpaw.

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General Fields

  • : 9781909263833
  • : Flying Eye Books
  • : Flying Eye Books
  • : May 2016
  • : 305mm X 245mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Grill
  • : 741.5
  • : 80
  • : Fully Illustrated
  • : William Grill
  • : Hardback