Hi guys! Today, we have the amazing opportunity to share with you the cover reveal for Journey: The Most Famous Wolf in the West by Emma Bland and Robin James, coming from Sasquatch Books this fall! Journey is a picture book based on a true story of the "most famous wolf in the west", OR-7, who made a 2,000 mile journey from Oregon to California and became the first wild wolf in the region since 1922.
I'm very excited for this book and even more excited to share with you the first peek at its gorgeous cover! Please leave a comment letting us know what YOU think about the cover and the premise of this picture book! And don't forget to enter the giveaway I put together to celebrate the cover reveal! :)
on sale October 11, 2016 / Ages 4-8
This beautifully crafted picture book is inspired by the true story of OR-7, the gray wolf that captured America’s heart when he journeyed from Oregon to California and became the first wild wolf in the region since 1924. Using facts recorded by fish and wildlife scientists, author Emma Bland Smith imagines the wolf’s experiences in close detail as he makes an epic 2,000-mile journey over three years time.Journey’s migration captured worldwide attention, and has even inspired a documentary and expeditions covering his famous trek. This story is well known and serves as an excellent introduction to animal conservation and wolf characteristics for young readers.
About the authors:
EMMA BLAND SMITH is a librarian and writer living in San Francisco with her husband, Alex, and their children, Everett and Cate. This is her first book for children. She has written a nonfiction book for adults, San Francisco's Glen Park and Diamond Heights (Arcadia), has contributed to Sunset and other magazines, and continues to write for the family website Red Tricycle. Before turning to writing, she worked in magazine publishing in New York and taught French at the community college level in the Bay Area. You can find her online at emmabsmith.com or on Twitter @EmmaBlandSmith.
ROBIN JAMES has illustrated more than 75 books, including all of the titles in the much-loved Serendipity series. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she lives with her husband in Snohomish, WA.
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Giveaway ends: 3/14/2016