Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 5
- Grade: p to k
The remarkable story of Vancouver Island's lone wolf, Takaya, is told in this charming, lyrical picture book for infants.
Takaya, the lone wolf, wakes up on a quiet bluff and sets out to discover the calm, gentle beauty of his coastal home. Encountering a variety of colours and other wildlife, and witnessing the beauty of the natural world, Takaya spends his day wandering, hunting, eating, howling, resting, and sleeping.
This charming book, available as both a board book (ages 0-3) and a picture book (ages 3-5), features poetic text and stunning photos that illustrate the natural splendour of Takaya's island refuge.
About the authors
Cheryl Alexander is a conservation photographer working worldwide to ensure protection of wilderness and wildlife. Through visual documentation and storytelling, she hopes to inspire passion and action that will protect the imperilled wild in our world for future generations. She has been studying and documenting Takaya’s life on both Discovery and Chatham islands for years. Cheryl’s film about this remarkable animal, Takaya: Lone Wolf, has been broadcast on CBC and the BBC to great acclaim and will be touring various film festivals throughout 2020 and 2021. Cheryl’s other books about Takaya published by RMB include Takaya: Lone Wolf, Good Morning, Takaya, and Takaya’s Journey. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @takayalonewolf and @cherwildawake or visit her website at wildawake.com. Cheryl lives in Victoria, BC.
Alex Van Tol taught middle school for eight years, then made the switch to writing for a living. A writer of fiction and nonfiction for kids and teens, she has published over 10 books including Great Bear Rainforest: A Giant-Screen Adventure in the Land of the Spirit Bear with Ian McAllister and several titles in the Orca Currents, Soundings and Sports lines. Alex lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her family.