Wolf Hollow (Hardcover)

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"Set against the backdrop of rural Pennsylvania, the story of Wolf Hollow could really have taken place in any country town in the USA during the 1940s.  Over seas, World War II rages on, but in this small farm community the bombing couldn’t seem farther away.  Eleven year old Annabelle suddenly has her hands full when a terrible accident occurs outside the schoolhouse one afternoon.  It’s a mystery that needs solving and she’s sure that the new bully in town, Betty, has everything to do with it.  But how is she connected to Toby, the silent WWI vet living in a shack in the woods?  And will the truth change what happened to poor Ruth?"--Reviewed by Emily

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An historical coming-of-age story of Annabell, a precocious twelve year old who may remind you a bit of Scout. With her quiet sense of decency, Annabell is at the center of this compelling book that examines bullies and bigotry. A “hauntingly” original story good for middle grade boys and girls-I would definitely consider this a keeper! This is Lauren Wolk’s first book for young adults and hopefully the first of many.

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Description


A 2017 Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller

A young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying.

★ An NPR Best Book of the Year
★ A Booklist Best Book of the Year
★ An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of the Year
★ A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
★ A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year
★ A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
★ A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year
★ An ALA Notable Children's Book

"This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn't flinch." --People

" A] powerful debut . . . beautifully written." --The Wall Street Journal

"Wrenching and true. . . . comparisons to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story--one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty." --The New York Times Book Review

"When reviewers draw a parallel between Mockingbird and Lauren Wolk's Wolf Hollow, they are being neither hyperbolic, nor lazy. They are merely doing justice to Wolk's beautiful story." -- NPR, Best Books of 2016

Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby's strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl's resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.

"The honesty of Wolf Hollow will just about shred your heart, but Annabelle's courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters." --Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax

"An evocative setting, memorable characters, a searing story: Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic." --Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author.

About the Author


Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet and author. She is the bestselling author of two novels for young readers, Newbery Honor-winning Wolf Hollow (2016) and Beyond the Bright Sea (2017). She was born in Baltimore and has since lived in California, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Canada, and Ohio. She now lives with her family on Cape Cod.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101994825
ISBN-10: 1101994827
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English