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The Wolf Wilder


Written by Katherine Rundell

Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans.

When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.


“The Wolf Wilder is the kind of novel that reminds you why books are worth reading and life is worth living” – Lauren St John

“The Wolf Wilder is Katherine Rundell's best book yet – precise, magical and wise – it's a story that will stay with you for a long time after you've read it. I absolutely loved it” – Sarah Crossan