Wolf Girl

Wolf Girl

By Author / Illustrator

Jo Loring-Fisher


Personal Growth

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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd




Paperback / softback




Allow yourself to be enchanted in this magical story of Sophy, the young girl whose extraordinary adventure with a real wolf helps her discover her inner confidence.

Sophy is a shy girl who struggles to fit in in the outside world. She is happiest at home, playing in her wolf suit in her den. It makes her feel strong like a wolf, fierce like a wolf, and maybe even a little bit brave like a wolf.  She loves her suit so much she decides to wear it to school one day, but it doesn't go well. She tries to talk at school but the words get stuck in her throat and everyone laughs and whispers behind her back. But one day, an extraordinary thing happens...

Sophy is whisked away to a magical snowy land where she meets a wolf and her cub. The unlikely trio roll, run and howl together, playing happily in the snow. Sophy has found friends and nothing can ruin her day... until a big, angry bear appears.  But Sophy finally finds her voice and finds the courage she's been looking for all along.

This beautifully told and enchantingly illustrated story carries important themes of overcoming the isolating feeling of being shy, finding friends and most importantly, finding your voice, and will delight readers young and old.

Jo Loring-Fisher's other books: Taking Time (Lantana Publishing)  Maisie's Scrapbook (Lantana Publishing).



Wolf Girl is a story about overcoming shyness, making friends and being brave for the first time. Sophy is a little girl who has worries in her tummy about school and making friends. When she tries to talk, the words get lost and she worries, some people are sometimes mean and she doesn't like this feeling. When she gets home she hides in her den and is transported to another world - a rather snowy and beautiful place where she meets a wolf and her cub! They play and howl in the snow until a storm occurs. They hide in a cave when they are confronted by a bear! Sophy finds her inner-wolf and is brave for the first time. She likes this feeling a lot and the friendship she has found too. Can she use this in school to help her?

I really enjoyed this book by Jo Loring-Fisher, I thought the images were beautiful and bought the story to life. The story is one that I would definitely use with children if they are shy or struggle to make friends as it is inventive and engaging for all. I am going to keep an eye out for more books by this author/illustrator.

Picture book / Reviewed by Lauren Maidman, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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