by Katherine Rundell, paperback £7.99 for ages 10+
(reviewed by Anthony)
‘The Wolf Wilder’, by Ruth Rundell (author of one of our all-time favourites, ‘The Explorer’) Is about 12-year-old Feo Petrovna and her mother, Marina, who live in the snowbound Russian woods with a pack of wolves nearby. The pack of wolves were once aristocrats’ tamed pets but wolf wilder Marina, with Feo’s help, help the creatures discover how to be wolves and live normal lives. This beautifully descriptive story is based on true historical events which may scare some younger readers – it really is best suited for 10-year-olds and up. I read it in a day as I couldn’t put it down! Superb.