The Wolves of Currumpaw

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Grill, William
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Wolves & Coyotes
  JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century
Publisher: Nobrow Press Ltd.
Published: July 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 80
Size: 11.00in x 8.88in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION A powerful, cinematic work of naturalistic fiction that deftly outlines the importance of respecting nature. - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW Breathtaking illustrated pages [... ] Mr. Grill uses colored pencils and perspective pulled well back-to reveal men and animals as vanishingly small when set against the beautiful vastness of the natural world. - The Wall Street Journal An artful, thought-provoking adaptation sure to inspire budding conservationists. - Booklist The winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal offers an atmospheric retelling of a 19th-century tale that helped to spark the wildlife conservation movement in this country. [... ] the illustrations convey an intensity of feeling in keeping with the profound way the experience changed at least one man's life. - Kirkus Reviews Like William Grill's other picture book, Shackleton's Journey, Wolves is beautifully illustrated on thick textured paper with colored pencils. Wolves [... ] is powerful, told as much by Grill's narrative as it is by his illustrations. [... ] I look forward to seeing what he brings us next. - Wink 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 This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts. - Nicola Mansfield, Back To Books What makes this book brilliant - a bar-smasher - is the way Grill has blended and merged different genres to create something that is uniquely his own. Fact and fiction, word and picture become one. It's a book full of wisdom - it is beyond categorisation and beyond compare. - A Bookish Life This is a lovely book which is sure to win many hearts. - It's All Comic To Me
Biographical NoteA 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.