Wolf in the Snow
By Matthew Cordell
This nearly wordless book tells a tale of adventure and kindness in a series of expressive illustrations. A girl wearing a red coat leaves school to head for home across vast fields, while a wolf pack begins its journey across the same landscape. As a massive snowstorm starts to fall, a lone wolf cub gets separated from its family. The little girl discovers the cub, and she sets off to help the small wolf while braving the storm and overcoming her fear of wolves. The little girl reunites the cub and the wolf mother, but she is exhausted and falls to the ground unable to continue. The wolves howl for the little girl’s mother who finds her with the help of the family dog. The end of the book shows the human family reunited in front of a warm fire.
Matthew Cordell has created an exceptional picture book combining the themes of kindness and heroism with incredible illustrations in pen, ink and watercolor. The little girl's journey is heroic, and among the many outstanding pictures in the book is the meeting between her and the mother wolf, the illustration conveying the surprise and panic both feel. The wolf pack’s determination to help the little girl find her family is notable, as is the final illustration of the human family snug in its warm home. A peek under the book jacket shows a series of drawings of both the wolf and human families.Check Availability