The BA Children’s Bookselling Group has announced A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry as its Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month for May.
From the author of The Turn of the Tide, A Wolf Called Wander is the story of Swift, a young wolf who is separated from his pack and forced to find a new home in the mountains, renaming himself Wander and learning how to survive alone. With illustrations by Mónica Armiño, A Wolf Called Wander is published by Andersen.
“The wolf star, brightest of all in the summer sky, shines over my home ground. Alone and starving, Swift must make a choice: stay and try to eke out a desperate life on the borders of his old hunting grounds, or strike out and find a new place to call home.”
Responding to the book’s selection, Rosanne Parry emphasised the importance of independent bookstores, “When I was a kid, my neighbourhood bookshop was a haven of curiosity, only a bike ride away. In their willingness to embrace new voices in children’s literature, indie bookstores have made my writing career possible. I am incredibly proud to live in a city that nurtures so many local bookstores and prouder still to call myself an indie bookseller at my neighbourhood gem, Annie Blooms Books.”
Our Children’s Book of the Month titles are chosen by a panel of independent booksellers, from a range of new children’s titles submitted by publishers. It will give one new children’s book the opportunity of focussed promotion in independent bookshops across the country each month. The Children’s Book of the Month was created after the success of the Children’s Book of the Season in 2018 and aims to showcase independent bookshops’ power and unique expertise to drive sales of children’s books.
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