A beautiful and lyrical tale of the last wolf in Scotland.
Michael Morpurgo has created a sweeping and dramatic story in the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This spellbinding tale is complemented perfectly by Michael Foreman's illustrations.
Robbie McLeod and a wolf cub, both orphaned, venture far from their birthplace, a land of rebellious fighters and vicious redcoats. There is little constancy in Robbie's adventurous life, save for the companionship of his wolf. But when at last Robbie finds a place where he can peacefully make his home, he knows in his heart that the wolf must find his own natural home too . . .
“Michael Morpurgo has a knack of taking one small fact and weaving around it a vibrant tale that brings a slice of history to life”
“The deceptively simple narrative style . . . conveys hope and despair, love and hate, and finally peace . . . Satisfying, thoughtful and ultimately heart-warming”
“This is a beautifully produced book, with a striking peephole cover and pen-and-wash illustrations by Michael Foreman that serve to dramatise the emotional depth of this touching story about friendship in adversity”
“A stirring tale of loyalty and bravery, superbly illustrated”