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The Last Wolf [Paperback]

Michael Morpurgo
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
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2 Jan 2003

Michael Morpurgo has created a sweeping and dramatic story in the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This spellbinding tale is complemented perfectly by Michael Foreman's illustrations.

Robbie McLeod and a wolf cub, both orphaned, venture far from their birthplace, a land of rebellious fighters and vicious redcoats. There is little constancy in Robbie's adventurous life, save for the companionship of his wolf. But when at last Robbie finds a place where he can peacefully make his home, he knows in his heart that the wolf must find his own natural home too . . .


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Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling; New Ed edition (2 Jan 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440865077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0705420211
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Multi-award winning author, Michael Morpurgo, is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, The Writers Guild Award and the Blue Peter Book Award for his recent novel, Private Peaceful, which has also had two successful runs as a play devised by Bristol Old Vic. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Children's Laureate, a role which took him all over the UK to promote literacy and reading, and in 2005 he was named the Booksellers Association Author of the Year.

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"Michael Morpurgo has a knack of taking one small fact and weaving around it a vibrant tale that brings a slice of history to life" (TES)

"The deceptively simple narrative style . . . conveys hope and despair, love and hate, and finally peace . . . Satisfying, thoughtful and ultimately heart-warming" (Financial Times)

"This is a beautifully produced book, with a striking peephole cover and pen-and-wash illustrations by Michael Foreman that serve to dramatise the emotional depth of this touching story about friendship in adversity" (Glasgow Herald)

"A stirring tale of loyalty and bravery, superbly illustrated" (Shelf Life)

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A beautiful and lyrical tale of the last wolf in Scotland.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent, moving historical adventure 29 Dec 2002
By A. Craig HALL OF FAME
Format:Hardcover
As in The Butterfly Lion, Morpurgo uses the framing device of an old person's recollections before embarking on the story. This might put off some readers, though adults will find its gentle humour concerning a grandfather's discovery of the internet amusing. Once the story of the last wolf gets going, however, it takes off and becomes a thrilling tale of adventure and loyalty. Set in the same period as Robert Luis Stevenson's Kidnapped, it's young hero Robbie is an orphan who foolishly joins Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion against the English. After the battlefield of Culloden, he is hunted by the Redcoats, his life is saved by a female wolf who leads them away from him. When he finds her cub, he saves and befriends him, clipping his long fur short.
Eventually they find passage to America, where nature takes its course. The simplicity and passion of this adventure-story will delight most children of 7+, particularly if they love wolves.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and unusual story 13 July 2010
By sue110
Format:Paperback
I bought this book for my 10 year old son who doesn't have much interest in reading, however this book has really caught his imagination and he is enjoying reading it which can only be a good thing !
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5.0 out of 5 stars animal lover 21 Sep 2012
By Ingrid
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for one of my grand sons. I read it before I decided which age group I would like this book to go to. I loved the story and decided that my 9 y-o gson would love it as much as I did at 73!
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5.0 out of 5 stars brillant 20 April 2012
By tasha
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
this is a heart warming story perfect wolf lovers and animal lovers. this is a sad story but happy in other ways. brilliant for children around 8 years old.its a adventure you would never forget.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I love that book 15 July 2014
By Mrs D
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
That book was amazing and I recommend it to everyone, hope you have a nice time reading it. You should also try shadow, elephant in the garden, friend or foe and war horse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 30 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great read, thoroughly recommended, a must read for anyone who is a Michael Morpurgo fan as well as someone just being introduced to his books:)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Re wolf tale 27 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this short story very much,probably because I have a great interest in anything Wolfe. Was hoping it would be a longer story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars magical 1 Jun 2014
By ivory
Format:Kindle Edition
a magical and amazing adventure and a wonderful, magical story a heartwarming tale of adventure and truth beyond compare you must read this book i give this book 5 stars to the exact.
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