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We Were Wolves

Written by Jason Cockcroft

Illustrated by Jason Cockcroft

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Family / Home Stories Gritty Reads

We Were Wolves Synopsis

Boy lives in a caravan on his own in the woods.

His dad, John, is in prison and promises to get out soon.

All the boy needs to do is survive alone for a little while longer. But dark forces are circling - like the dangerous man in the Range Rover, who is looking for his stolen money. And then there are the ancient forces that have lain asleep in the woods for an age...

We Were Wolves Press Reviews

A truly original and affecting piece of work. Unsettling but beautiful, sparse but packed with heart, it's a real invasion of the senses  -- Phil Earle

This beautiful, tensely written book is a classic of its kind, squeezing every drop of tension out of the reader until the final, hallucinatory climax .. beautifully written, taut and tense  -- Melvin Burgess

Yearning regret punctuated by glimpses of real companionship and pure dread. What a joy to see Jason's pictures matched by such an unsentimental but tender story  -- Geraldine McCaughrean

Wild and unsettling and extraordinary. Think Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem meets Danny Champion of the World  -- Maggie Harcourt

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130571
Publication date: 6th May 2021
Author: Jason Cockcroft
Illustrator: Jason Cockcroft
Publisher: Andersen Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 216 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Family Issues, Gritty Reads

About Jason Cockcroft

Jason Cockcroft was born in New Zealand, and raised in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 1994 and has been working as an illustrator of children/s books ever since. Jason has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway award and he won the inaugural Blue Peter Book Award in 2000 for his work on Geraldine McCaughrean’s A Pilgrim's Progress  and was the illustrator on the original covers of the final three Harry Potter novels. He is also an accomplished watercolour artist and portrait painter. When he's not drawing and painting, he's usually ...

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