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The Wolf's Footprint By Susan Price

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A bewitching tale of two abandoned children who join a pack of wolves by drinking from their footprints. An enthralling story for younger readers, from double award winning author, Susan Price.

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The Wolf's Footprint by Susan Price

In the darkness, a shadow moved, and something green glinted in a patch of moonlight. Another shadow drifted among the trees! Green eyes and grey shadows, all about them, watching...Abandoned in the forest by parents who can no longer afford to feed them, Daw and Elke are full of fear as night falls and animals surround them. But, instead of attacking, the circling wolves offer them a chance to join the pack -- just one drink from the water pooling in a wolf's footprint will transform them!

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'No one writes this kind of dark tale better than Price. Price brilliantly reworks folk themes ... to create an atmospheric and poignant story.' (THE WOLF'S FOOTPRINT) -- Books For Keeps 20030301 'Powerful and utterly convincing' (WOLF SISTERS) -- The Guardian 20030301 'A fine formula for page-turning horrors ... a few passages are genuinely spine-chilling' (WOLF SISTERS) -- Times Educational Supplement 20030301 'Susan Price's new collection shows her again as one of the best contemporary writers for hildren of nine and over.' (HAUNTINGS) -- Susan Hill, The Telegraph 20030301 'What counts here in every tale is the quality of the imagination and the accuracy of the telling ... What most impresses is the authority of Susan Prices's voice; exact, rich or spare when necessary; able to invoke the past without falsity and the present without effort.' (NIGHTCOMERS) -- Philip Pullman, The Guardian 20030301 'A finely tuned and excellently written collection.' (NIGHTCOMERS) -- Julia Eccleshare, Highbury and Islington Express 20030301 'An exceptionally fine book...' (THE STORY COLLECTOR) -- Literary Review 20030301 'Enthralling.' (THE STORY COLLECTOR) -- The Independent on Sunday 20030301 Convincing and beautiful...' (TELLING TALES) -- The Daily Telegraph 20030301 'An affirming, celebratory book.' (TELLING TALES) -- Books for Keeps 20030301 'This is a powerful piece of writing - a folk tale where difficult issues are confronted, no compromises allowed and no happy ending guaranteed. There's no escaping the anger of the little girl who decides to leave the world of her parents and remain with the pack of wolves who looked after her - nor the loneliness of the brother who pines for her at the edge of the forest. This is a classic.' -- carousel 20030301

About Susan Price

Susan Price is an acclaimed, prize-winning author who won the Carnegie Medal in 1987 with Ghost Drum and the 1998 Guardian Children's Fiction Award for The Sterkarm Handshake. She wrote her first book aged 16 and became a full time writer aged 22. She now has over twenty children's novels to her name and has been described as 'one of the best contemporary writers for children' by Susan Hill in the Daily Telegraph. She likes archery and lives with her husband in the West Midlands.

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The Wolf's Footprint by Susan Price
Susan Price
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
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