Lone Wolf

by Sarah Kurpiel

On Sale: 05/19/2020

Lone Wolf

by Sarah Kurpiel

illustrated by Sarah Kurpiel

On Sale: 05/19/2020


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About the Book

Maple loves being the Parker family’s pet dog . . . but why does everyone else think she’s a wolf? Fans of Red: A Crayon’s Story and Wolfie the Bunny will cheer for Maple to find exactly where she belongs.

Maple the husky is a valued member of the team, but strangers always seem to think she’s a wolf! It’s true: Maple can hunt, she can howl, and she can dig, just like wolves can. Oh, no! What if she is a wolf and doesn’t belong with her family after all?

A perfectly paced tale of family, self-acceptance, and belonging, Lone Wolf strikes the balance between heartwarming and hilarious. This irrepressible and sensitive dog’s identity crisis and spirited journey of self-discovery will capture readers’ hearts, whether or not they have a pet themselves.

Critical Praise

“Maple is a beautiful black-and-white husky who loves her life with . . . her true pack, the Parker family. With lovely cadenced phrasing, and a winning heroine, this delightful ­debut picture book is strongly recommended.”

School Library Journal (starred review)

“A beloved pet questions her place in the world. . . . Kurpiel's debut is a tender family story about belonging . . . Pawsitive vibes all around.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Maple decides to explore on her own and find out once and for all if she is with the correct pack. . . . Engaging.”  — Booklist

“Maple is the Parker family dog, but outsiders often mistake the husky for a wolf. Eventually even Maple begins to wonder . . . A funny little tale about belonging, regardless of the perception of outsiders . . . Youngsters will giggle at Maple’s misplaced adventure.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062943828
  • ISBN 10: 0062943820
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 05/19/2020
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Pets

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