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The Wolf Effect: A Wilderness Revival Story (A Voice of the Wilderness Picture Book) (Hardcover)

The Wolf Effect: A Wilderness Revival Story (A Voice of the Wilderness Picture Book) By Rosanne Parry, Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rosanne Parry, Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator)
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A Voice of the Wilderness Picture Book

New York Times–bestselling author Rosanne Parry and award-winning artist Jennifer Thermes explore the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park—and the trophic cascade effect they caused—in this informative, timely, and reader-friendly picture book. Features a map and extensive backmatter, as well as humorous comic panels.

Here are the Rockies, their forests are bare. With only an echo of what once lived there.

From award-winning author Rosanne Parry and acclaimed illustrator Jennifer Thermes, The Wolf Effect is an interactive, educational, narrative nonfiction picture book chronicling the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park and the trophic cascade effect they caused. Featuring a blend of poetry, sidebars, and backmatter, as well as reader-friendly comic panels, this picture book explores wolves, food chains, habitats, animal behavior, the environment, the history of Yellowstone Park, the impact of human behavior on the natural world, and how bringing wolves back to the park ultimately rejuvenated its ecosystems.

The Wolf Effect is an accessible and rewarding picture book that will appeal to parents, librarians, environmental activists, and animal lovers of all ages. Features extensive backmatter, including a glossary, resources, an illustrated guide to the animals featured in the book, and notes from the author and artist.

About the Author

Rosanne Parry is the author of the bestselling novels A Wolf Called Wander, A Whale of the Wild, and A Horse Named Sky as well as The Wolf Effect, a picture book illustrated by Jennifer Thermes. These “Voice of the Wilderness” stories center the voices of wild animals and focus on their struggle to survive in a dangerous and changing world. Based on rigorous research and inspired by the real animals of the western United States, Rosanne’s books are treasured by teachers and librarians and adored by animal-loving readers of all ages. The author lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, and writes in a treehouse in her backyard. 

Jennifer Thermes is a mapmaker, an artist, and the award-winning author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including A Place Called America. She is fascinated by the big picture of history and how it connects the past with our lives today. Jennifer Thermes lives in New Hampshire. 

Praise For…

“It's pretty amazing how much this charming picture book manages to convey in just over 40 pages. . . . The vintage-looking watercolor and colored-pencil maps and illustrations are delightful, and the text begs to be read aloud. . . . A truly lovely addition to the Yellowstone wolves canon.” — Booklist (starred review)

“A history of wolves in Yellowstone that offers a salutary lesson in how ecosystem management is no walk in the park. In both cumulative rhyme and a substantial prose afterword, Parry tracks what happened when the wolves of the area that became Yellowstone National Park were exterminated. . . . An illuminating account of a spectacular eco-success story.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Working in prose, rhyming verse, panel-style art, and sweeping spreads, Parry and Thermes tell the absorbing story of what happened when wolf packs were reintroduced into Yellowstone Park. . . . This rare work about successful environmental regeneration reveals how the reintroduction of a predator can rebalance a habitat.” — Publishers Weekly

“The story follows the effort to first rid the park of wolves. . . to the realization that they in fact were important to the delicate balance. . . . The text [is] complemented by exceptionally appealing pen and ink illustrations. . . . Parry makes the complicated subject of a trophic cascade accessible to young readers. . . . A worthy purchase for the animal lovers in the library.” — School Library Journal

“A wonderful book for little ecologists.” — Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062969583
ISBN-10: 0062969587
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: A Voice of the Wilderness Picture Book