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Hardcover Details
  • 04/2015
  • 9780986233302
  • 76 pages
  • $23.49
Ebook Details
  • 03/2015
  • 9780986233319
  • 76 pages
  • $8.99
Paperback Details
  • 04/2015
  • 9780986233340
  • 76 pages
  • $12.99
A Wolf at the Gate

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Publish)

The Blood Wolf prowls near the village of Stonebriar at night. She devours chickens and goats and cows and cats. Some say children are missing. But this murderous wolf isn’t the villain of our story; she’s the hero!

The Blood Wolf hates humankind for destroying the forest, but an encounter with a beggar teaches her a better way to confront injustice. How will she react when those she loves are threatened?

This imaginative retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and Wolf explores what it means to be a peacemaker in the midst of violence and how to restore a healthy relationship with creation.

Settle in and read a tale of tooth and sword, of beggars and lords, of outlaws and wild beasts. It is a story of second chances and the power of love. This is the story of the Wolf at the Gate.

Reviews
Van Steenwyk (That Holy Anarchist) retells the story of St. Francis of Assisi and the wolf of Gubbio in his first book for children. This time, the story is narrated from the point of view of the wolf with a red coat, “born under the red glow of the Hunter’s Moon,” a clever shift that adds tension and new beauty to a familiar tale. When her pack is forced to leave their native forest because humans in nearby Stonebriar deplete the wolves’ food, she remains. Angry and starving, the red wolf begins to prey on humans and their livestock. Soon, Blood Wolf, as she is now called, meets the Beggar King, “beloved by the common folk.” Under his tutelage, she transforms from angry, violent predator—feared by animals and humans alike—to kind friend to all, renamed Sister Wolf. As a result of her instruction from the Beggar King, Sister Wolf comes to understand that all life is worth preserving and that loving kindness is the greatest of all gifts. Influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, Hedstrom’s stark, solid, and lovely illustrations appear throughout. Ages 8–12. (BookLife)
Arthur Salm, author of Anyway

In his wonder-filled re-imagining of the legend of Saint Francis and the wolf, Mark Van Steenwyk weaves a twisting, spellbinding, always-surprising tale of fear and redemption and, ultimately, peace.

Chris Crass, author of Towards Collective Liberation

In A Wolf at the Gate, we find a medieval fable made potently relevant. With solid prose and timeless illustrations, this book is recommended to all families passionate about social justice and living in harmony with the Earth.
 

Duncan Tonatiuh, author of Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

…this timely fable will make young and old alike question the way we live and the way we react to challenges.

Innosanto Nagara, author of A is for Activist

What a cutting-edge book! This retelling of a timeless story through fresh eyes not only provides a deeper insight into its original values, it also gives the story contemporary relevance. And the illustrations are an absolutely perfect embodiment of the book’s soul.

Jamie Arpin-Ricci, author of The Cost of Community

In a tale akin to a parable, ‘A Wolf at the Gate’ presents a simple story that opens up the heart and mind to the profound truths of peace, love and compassion.  A timely book for all ages.

Formats
Hardcover Details
  • 04/2015
  • 9780986233302
  • 76 pages
  • $23.49
Ebook Details
  • 03/2015
  • 9780986233319
  • 76 pages
  • $8.99
Paperback Details
  • 04/2015
  • 9780986233340
  • 76 pages
  • $12.99

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