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publisher: Theytus Books Ltd.

The Girl and the Wolf

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Julie Flett

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native canadian, wolves & coyotes, survival stories
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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Feb 2019
ISBN:9781926886541
publisher: Theytus Books Ltd.
Description

While picking berries with her mother, a little girl wanders too far into the woods. When she realizes she is lost, she begins to panic. A large grey wolf makes a sudden appearance between some distant trees. Using his sense of smell, he determines where she came from and decides to help her. Through a series of questions from the wolf, the little girl realizes she had the knowledge and skill to navigate herselfâ??she just needed to remember that those abilities were there all along.

About the Authors
Katherena Vermette is a Metis writer of poetry, fiction, and children's literature. Her first book, North End Love Songs, won the 2013 Governor General Literary Award for Poetry. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in several literary magazines and anthologies. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia, and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Katherena Vermette is a Metis writer of poetry, fiction, and children's literature. Her first book, North End Love Songs, won the 2013 Governor General Literary Award for Poetry. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in several literary magazines and anthologies. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia, and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Commended, USBBY Outstanding International Books List
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"What I like about this story so much is the way the wolf and girl demonstrate techniques for calming down to solve problems. The wolf also sets an example for parents; rather than solving the girl's problem for her, he provides support and assurance while encouraging her to apply her knowledge to a given situation."

— Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk blog

â??This is an intrinsically Canadian picture book that is sure to resonate with children, both in this country and beyondâ?¦Vermette, an innate storyteller who was chosen her wordsâ??not too many and not too fewâ??perfectly. Dialogue is sparse yet totally apt, lending depth to the story. Highly recommended.â?

— BC Bookworld

"The Girl and The Wolf" is an absolute masterwork by best-selling author Katherena Vermette and master artist Julie Flett. It reminds us we are more powerful than we realize in times of panic and, at the same time, it places the responsibility of survival on ourselves. It also reminds us that there are helpers to get you home in forms you may not recognize at first: a wolf with meat on its breath or birds who remember your way home. I love this book and I think about it every day.�

— Richard Van Camp, award-winning author of Little You

"It's got a worthy message for any reader to enjoy, and Indigenous and First Nations readers will especially connect with characters who nourish traditional ways of knowing while existing in an active, contemporary present. A tale about knowledge, power, and trust that reminds readers we used to speak with animals and still do â?? it already feels like a classic."

— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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