Wolf Hollow

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By Lauren Wolk
Publisher Dutton Books for Young Readers
Wolf Hollow
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A 2017 Newbery Honor BookNew York Times BestsellerA young girls 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 Childrens Book of the Year An ALA Notable Childrens Book This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesnt flinch. People A powerful debut . . . beautifully written. The Wall Street JournalWrenching and true. . . . comparisons to Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own storyone full of grace and stark, brutal beauty. The New York Times Book ReviewWhen reviewers draw a parallel between Mockingbird and Lauren Wolks Wolf Hollow, they are being neither hyperbolic, nor lazy. They are merely doing justice to Wolks 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 Tobys 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 girls 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 Annabelles courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters. Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of PaxAn 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

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60148 words60,148 words
304 pages304 pages
Lexile 800LLexile 800L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2016Published 2016

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