Wolfstongue – Sam Thompson & Illustrated by Anna Tromop
“Wolfstongue has all the makings of a modern classic… Not since Watership Down have animal dynamics felt so true and the political undertones so live.” – Alex O’Connell, The Times
Deep in the Forest, the foxes live in an underground city built by their wolf slaves. The foxes’ leader Reynard controls everything with his clever talk.
Silas is bullied at school because his words will not come. He wishes he could live in silence as animals do. One day, Silas helps an injured wolf.
Then he enters the secret world of the Forest, where the last remaining wolves fight to survive. But even there, language is power. Can Silas find his voice in time to help his wolf friends – can he become the Wolfstongue? A lyrical fable about the power of language and the relationship between humans and the natural world.
‘We had a name for a certain human child. This was the child who would walk side by side with the wolves, and would know our silence. The child would be our voice. So that we could live as wolves ought to live. Free from words. The name for that child was WOLFSTONGUE.’
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