Written By: Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 6, 2016)
I purchased this book myself to read at home to my eleven-year-old.
I read this aloud while at Disneyworld and then when we got home completely forgot to review it. Go forth and read this book. Ages 5-99 I’m guessing will find it an exciting adventure. Although it was burning hot and we mostly read this next to the pool or at the cabin in the a/c we shivered right along with the main characters while they made their way through the Russian woods. After we had returned home, we made a visit to the zoo just to see the wolves in person.
This story is what I would call a fairy tale. It even begins with:
“Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, there was a dark and stormy girl.”
Feodora “Feo” Petrovich lives with her Mom in the woods of Russia in 1917. They also live with wolves and they aren’t afraid of them because they are what is called “wolf wilders” They take wolves that the aristocrats in Moscow no longer want as pets and train them to live in the wild again. There is a problem, and Feo’s mother gets taken away by the army. She heads out with her wolves White, Grey, and Black on a rescue mission. Anything beyond that reaches into spoiler territory.
We loved this book and are looking forward to reading more stories from this author.
Also, I don’t usually grab so many pictures for a review. In this case, there were all so stunning that I couldn’t choose which I liked best. Our copy in the US has this cover: