Author(s): Daniel Pennac
This is a classic, essential read by master storyteller Daniel Pennac. The wolf has lost nearly everything on his journey to the zoo, including an eye and his beloved pack. The boy too has lost much and seen many terrible things. They stand eye to eye on either side of the wolf's enclosure and, slowly, each makes his own extraordinary story known to the other...It is the winner of the 2005 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in translation. It comes from the author of The Rights of the Reader which has sold over one million copies in France. "A book about opening our eyes...an intriguing and memorable story". (Guardian). "An exquisitely atmospheric novel." (Sunday Telegraph).
Daniel Pennac, novelist and thriller writer, is one of the most translated authors in France. Widely regarded as a literary phenomenon, his books for both adults and children have been translated into over thirty languages and are read all over the world. His previous books for Walker include Dog, Kamo's Escape and the best-selling The Rights of the Reader. Daniel lives in Paris. Sarah Ardizzone is one of the most sought-after translators working today. She has won several awards for her work, including the 2007 Scott-Moncrieff Prize for Just Like Tomorrow (Kif Kif Demain) by Faiza Guene and the 2005 Marsh Award for Eye of the Wolf (L'oeil du Loup) by Daniel Pennac, and the 2009 Marsh Award for the translataion of Toby Alone (Tobie Lolness) by Timothee de Fombelle. Sarah lives in London, SW2.