Published by Templar in the UK
Candlewick Press in the US
Illustrated by Catherine Hyde
Winner of the US Aesop Accolade, 2012
Someone is stealing King's Vaslav's golden apples, and rumour has it that it is the legendary firebird. The king wants the thief caught, be he man or beast. His two elder sons set out to do his bidding, only to return home defeated. Will the third son, the foolish Prince Ivan, succeed where his two brothers have failed?
Ivan's quest takes him into the dark forest, where he meets the fabled grey wolf, the horse with the golden mane and the book-loving Princess Helen. But will he succeed in bringing the firebird home and win his father's kingdom?
This Russian folktale, originally called Prince Ivan and the Grey Wolf was one of the stories that inspired Stravinsky's world famous ballet.
Saviour Pirotta's retelling is note perfect.
Beautifully recounted and brilliantly paired with artwork that makes this a splendid volume
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Retold in a clear, engaging style
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Book 1 of
THE WOLFSONG SERIES
It's 2500BC and the Neolithic is slowly giving way to the Bronze Age. In a remote village in the Orkneys now known as Skara Brae, 12 year old Wolf is in trouble. He has let a stranger into the village. And when a sacred spear is stolen from the local burial mound, Wolf is accused of facilitating the theft.
Determined to right the wrong he has caused, Wolf sets off on a dangerous quest to find the stolen spear. Will he and his faithful dog, Shadow, survive the storms at the sea, unscrupulous kidnappers and sorties into haunted burial mounds?
Publishes Summer 2020!