Wolf Hollow

By Lauren Wolk,

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Book description

A Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller

"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 of A Long Walk to Water

"This book matters." -Sara Pennypacker,…

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Why read it?

2 authors picked Wolf Hollow as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This historical novel set in 1943 features brave and curious Annabelle who lives in Wolf Hollow, Pennsylvania. She and her family befriend a man living as a hermit since WWI, and the reader sees how empathy can change a person’s perspective. While featuring issues of bullying, lying, and trust, the vivid imagery from Wolk’s words bring out the beauty in even the ugliest events. The descriptions of farmland, woods, and walks home from school, make readers feel as if a time that has passed is as real as the world outside their front door. 

Lies and secrets, courage and compassion in this masterfully written Newbery Honor book about a bully in a small town and a girl who stands up for justice and kindness. I use this book with young writers to show them how every word counts in a story. You’ll want to read everything this author has written and then read the books again. 

From Anne's list on brave girls.

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