A Wolf Called Wander

A Wolf Called Wander

ISBN 9780062895943

Regular price $11.99

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by Rosanne Parry

Inspired by a true story.

Swift lives with his pack in the mountains until one terrible day rival wolves invade their home.  Alone and hungry, Swift must make a choice: Stay and try to eke out a desperate life on the borders of his old hunting grounds, or search for a new home.  But the journey he has to make is long and full of peril for a lone wolf.  Will Swift find the courage to survive all by himself?

Link to a Teacher's Guide from the publisher here.

Softcover, 5.51 x 8.24 inches.

Harper Collins Canada.

Recommended for readers ages 9-12 years.


  • New York Times Hardcover Best Seller 48 weeks
  • New York Times Paperback Best Seller
  • Junior Library Guild Best Books of 2019 list
  • Oregon Book Award Finalist 2020
  • Oregon Battle of the Books list 2020-2021
  • PNBA Holiday Catalog 2019 & 2020
  • Nominated for children’s choice book awards in South Carolina, Utah, Kansas, Texas, Maryland and New Hampshire
  • a starred review from School Library Journal
  • An Indie Next Pick for the Summer of 2019
  • an Indie Bookstore Best Seller
  • May book of the month for the Indie Booksellers in the UK
  • May book of the month for Powells Bookstore in Portland OR
  • nominated for Our Best Book Leichester Libraries, 2019
  • Nominated for the Lovely Book Prize in Germany 2020
  • a nominee for children’s choice book awards in Utah, New Hampshire, Kansas, and Maryland

Quotes from expert readers of A Wolf Called Wander

  • “Riveting and lyrical, A Wolf Called Wander is a vibrantly imagined celebration of the natural world. Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.” Katherine Applegate author of The One and Only Ivan
  • “One of the most beautifully written middle grade stories I’ve read in years. Rosanne Parry’s writing brings the wild alive in such a vivid way and Mónica Armiño’s illustrations are breathtakingly good. This is a special book” —Abi Elphinstone author of Sky Song and Dream Snatcher
  • “Parry’s powerful prose and Armiño’s hauntingly beautiful illustrations take you across vast landscapes, following the swift feet of a wolf. A Wolf Called Wander is a rare gem, a book celebrating the rawness and beauty of nature. A spellbinding story.” —Gill Lewis author of Run Wild
  • “Steeped in wildness and wonder. A moving and harrowing journey of a brave wolf in search of family. Readers with a passion for wildlife will love the rich illustrations and wolf’s-eye view of a landscape filled with danger and hope.” —Sarah Lean author of The Sand Dog
  • “Well-researched…a brilliantly written story. I didn’t want to put the book down. The illustrations are superb.” —Tsa Palmer, UK Wolf Conservation Trust