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