Spur, a Wolf's Story
- ISBN: 9781771643412
- Tags: Children's Books, Eliza Robertson, Nora Aoyagi, Picture Books,
- Dimensions: 8 x 11
- Published On: 09/30/2019
- 32 Pages
This captivating tale will inspire children across the world to build compassion for an iconic yet vulnerable animal.
In award-winning author Eliza Robertson’s stunning debut children’s book, a young, brave wolf named Spur is looking for food with her brother when, suddenly, a flying beast appears in the sky. What was that thing? And where did her brother go? The next time the helicopter appears, Spur knows just what to do to save her wolf pack and reunite with her brother.
Stirring, gorgeous illustrations of wolves, snow, and trees illuminate this uplifting and empowering story, which offers a gentle message for protecting wild wolves in North America and beyond. Just like us, wolves have brothers, sisters, parents, and friends—and they very much need our help.
Eliza Robertson is the author of the award-winning short story collection Wallflowers and the novel DemiGods, a Globe and Mail and National Post book of the year in 2017. Originally from Vancouver Island, Eliza lives in Montreal, Canada.
Artist and illustrator Nora Aoyagi’s work explores the natural world with an emphasis on flora and fauna. She resides in Berkeley, California.
“Aoyagi's illustrations effectively contrast harmonious shapes of the pristine natural world with jagged shapes in the illustrations of logged forest, log trucks, and [the] helicopter. A commendably effective and unvarnished presentation of wolf culling, for readers who are ready for it.”