The Wolves of Yellowstone: A Rewilding Story by Barr, Catherine
Catherine Barr

The Wolves of Yellowstone: A Rewilding Story -- Catherine Barr

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Here is the fascinating true story of the wolves who restored the ecosystem at Yellowstone National Park, written by Catherine Barr and illustrated by award-winner Jenni Desmond.

In the 1930s, the last wolves disappeared from Yellowstone National Park.

Without them, elk herds overran the plains. Bears starved, rabbit families shrunk, and birds flew away to new homes. Then plants and trees started to die off, too-even the flow of rivers was affected.

Could the park be saved . . . by the wolves it had lost?

After years of planning, in 1995 a team of experts was ready to find out. They carefully relocated fourteen wolves from the Canadian Rockies to Yellowstone. This is the story of their homecoming.

Engaging, informative, and hopeful, The Wolves of Yellowstone shows us that every creature plays a role in sustaining a thriving ecosystem.

Author: Catherine Barr
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 04/05/2022
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 12.20h x 9.60w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781547607983
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2022
Booklist 03/01/2022 pg. 46
School Library Journal 04/01/2022 pg. 150
Shelf Awareness 04/05/2022
Publishers Weekly 05/16/2022

About the Author

After campaigning with Greenpeace for years, Catherine Barr trained as a journalist and became an editor at the Natural History Museum. Catherine writes non-fiction books that aim to inspire children to explore, understand and take action to protect the natural world. Catherine's first book, The Story of Life, was shortlisted for The English Association Picture Book Award and long listed for the School Library Association Information Book Awards in 2016. She is a proud Patron of Reading for a local school and visits schools all over the country to run workshops inspired by her books.

Jenni Desmond is an artist, illustrator and award-winning picture book maker. She is the illustrator or author/illustrator of numerous books including Wolves of Yellowstone, The Polar Bear, Migration, and Albert's Tree. Her books have been featured as a best book of the year in The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Brainpickings, and Washington Post among others. Jenni lives in east London UK with her husband who is an architect and their daughter. When she's not in her studio, you'll find her covered in mud and plants in the garden, cycling her bike around and swapping city life for hikes down by the sea shore or up in the hills and the mountains.