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The Wolf Wilder

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Fairy tale and history merge seamlessly; in a land where terror reigns and adults grow numb with fear, a "little wolf girl" outmaneuvers a sadistic general, awes a village, and inspires an army of children to march on St. Petersburg with dreams of justice. Breathtaking." feo and her mother are scarred from their dealings with wolves, as all wild, unpampered things in nature are scarred. they have the same kind of intense and enviable relationship as charles and sophie in Rooftoppers - one made up of mutual respect, loyalty and love, awe and appreciation. The Wolf Wilder was one of my most anticipated books of 2015. I refused to read my early copy as I wanted to wait to see Gelrev Ongbico's divine illustrations . And it was well worth the wait. I cannot decide which cover for The Wolf Wilder I love the most; it's a stunning book, inside and out.

In an astonishingly fairytale fashion, Katherine Rundell has created something extraordinary. Feo's connection with her wolves is something I have yet to see rivalled by any other book. In a time when the fantasy and fairytale genres are have such a busy marketplace in which to compete, I am surprised that someone has managed to create a book with such a niche due to the connection with nature. It is artfully done and written.

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The Wolf Wilder is an amazing book. It has a creative and original plot and I totally agree with every professional review.The idea is totally original but surprisingly simple. My one complaint is that the plot line is foreseeable and has no major twist (I would give it a 4.5 if that was possible). despite this it is really quite a gripping book.

A gorgeous flight of imagination set in a snowy Russian fantasy world, this has both the beauty and the fierce, funny and uncompromising storytelling style that sets Katherine Rundell's books apart. The Wolf Wilder is a Faberge egg of a novel - rich, bright and perfect Robin Stevens I really enjoyed Wolf Wilder, it was an interesting and meaningful book, showing how love and hope can go a long way. I liked the imagery used to describe the settings in Russia (where it was set). The story made me eager to know what was going to happen next; I kept on guessing what was going to happen in the story.


The characters did feel quite real because of the way they were described and I could easily create a picture in my head of what they looked like or how they acted.

The ending is a bit outlandish, but it’s done in such a way that I really want to believe in it. Certainly the kids are resourceful and clever. Plus, there’s a lot of incompetence in the system. That aside, I could not be more in love with Ilya’s dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. Fairy tale and history merge seamlessly” ( Publishers Weekly, starred review) in this enchanting and lyrical novel about love and resilience from the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, Katherine Rundell.My father is a great storyteller. When we were very young he left for work at 7 a.m., so he used to wake us up at 6 a.m. and tell us stories from history: the World Wars, the slave trade and the Russian revolution. (Sometimes my understanding of the stories in my life blurred, and when I picture William Wilberforce he will always look like Wilbur, the mouse in Brambly Hedge.) My father’s picture of Russia was one of deep snow and rich food, and of revolutionaries fighting, with very mixed success, for fairness. There would always be a pair of children at the centre of the stories – who looked, coincidentally, very like my brother and me – two children who joined the fight with both fists. My dad’s stories made us feel taller, and hungrier: more capable of changing the world.

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