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The Wolf Wilder

Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (101 ratings)

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Summary

A girl and the wolves who love her embark on a rescue mission through Russian wilderness in this lyrical tale from the author of the acclaimed Rooftoppers and Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms.

Feo's life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo, even though they've already been wilded. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves or with the fact that Feo and her mother are turning them wild. And when her mother is taken captive, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her - and learn from her wolves how to survive.

From the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called "a glorious adventure", and Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, which VOYA called "a treasure of a book", comes an enchanting novel about love and resilience.

©2015 Katherine Rundell (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"A triumph! Exciting, moving, highly original, fierce, completely convincing. The world had better watch out." (Philip Pullman)
" The Wolf Wilder has everything: it's a truly compelling read; it's beautifully written; it's totally original and yet has the familiar feel of an established classic” (Jacqueline Wilson)

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Katherine rundell is an inventive writer

so enjoyed listening to this, my kids were clamouring to hear more each time we got into the car. her stories are never predicable and are raw with excitement. can't wait to listen to another.

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Yet another awesome listen!

this recording entertained the whole family on a trip to Cornwall..and became part of the holiday 😊

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Lyrical wolves in Tsarist Russia

This is an amazing book. Great characters, fantastic style and subtly funny. I would heartily recommend it to all.

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4 1/2 Stars! Young readers 6-11

Great and engaging. for the younger side of YA Fiction. ages 6 to 11 would love it. really like the main character and the level of performance is brilliant.

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A very meaningful story

Very wild story of nature,death and love. I recommend this story for 9 year old kids. (Reviewed by Alex,9)

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AMAZING

It was amazing! My favourite part was when Feo reunited with her mother, Marina. My least favorite was when Grey died 😭😞 so sad I almost cried.

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GASP!

This book is a heartwarming, beautiful piece, be prepared to shed a few tears but this is nonetheless a happy, inspiring story of imagination and courage. I would recommend this especially for animal lovers, but also for people aged 8 to 8000. Follow Theo on her journey to rescue her Mama from jail, whilst taking on a dangerous tyrant, raising a wolf cub and generally trying to stay alive.
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Stunning

An absolutely beautiful story, so original and engaging, honestly a privilege to have heard it. Well narrated too.

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The wolf wilder

Best story eeeevvveeerrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
😍😀😍😀😍😀😍😀😍😀😍😀. I have never heard a story better!!!!!!!!!!
I just love it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wolf wilder

This has been my favourite book so far and I can't wait to read more from Katherine rundell. As someone who understands wolves this book made me feel happy and inspired to make a difference in the world.As well as the way she made the character so easy to relate to and it almost makes it feel as though this story is true and did happen sometime a long time ago so thankyou for the time and effort.