Illustrated by August Hall

Two little girls -- raised by wolves -- have just arrived at an orphanage in India, and life will never be the same. Based on a true story, this book is about many things at once: family, friendship, and what it means to have a home.

"In lively prose that begs to be read aloud, the author brings life to a vanished world of missionaries, orphanages, and shadowy jungle." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Hall's luminous acrylic illustrations are varied in tone, from the deep browns of the girls' skin to the gold of the village scenes to the vibrant purples and greens of the jungle . . . Noyes' interpretation touches on colonialism, religion, technology, and ecology. But what will most captivate young readers is the book's unique presentation of the familiar themes of family and friendship." -- The Horn Book

"Compelling in its strangeness . . . This will make an illuminating partner to Jane Yolen's nonfiction The Wolf Girls: An Unsolved Mystery from History or to Gerstein's Wild Boy." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (recommended)

 

WHEN I MET THE WOLF GIRLS. Text Copyright (c) 2007 by Deborah Noyes. Illustration Copyright (c) 2007 August Hall. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.