“A triumph! Exciting, moving, highly original, fierce, completely convincing. The world had better watch out. I don’t really know what a cocked hat is, but you’ll be knocking all the rest of us into one soon. I loved the characters, the speed, the force of it all.”
– Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass
“The hero of Katherine Rundell’s new book may be young and small, but Feo has a spirit as wild and dauntless as that of the wolves she cares for. I don’t know whether this irresistible force of nature and the colorful gang of waifs drawn to her had an actual hand in starting the Russian Revolution, but Rundell convinced me that they did. The Wolf Wilder is chilling (quite literally!) and thrilling from start to finish.”
– Tor Seidler, author of National Book Award finalist Mean Margaret and Firstborn
"[A] future classic...Enchanting, unique and outstanding: don't miss it."
– The Bookseller
"Rugged cross-country adventure with a diverse cast of two- and four-legged fellow travelers and a sturdy main character who is more than a little "wilded" herself."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Rundell gives readers a fierce young heroine whose strength and independence are as appealing and authentic as her painstakingly concealed vulnerabilities...Rundell’s strength is in the beauty of her writing—lyrical sentences that evoke the drama and simplicity of fairy- and folklore, combined with descriptions of a setting that will have readers shivering along with the frozen characters as they trudge across the unforgiving terrain."
– School Library Journal
"Fairy tale and history merge seamlessly; in a land where terror reigns and adults grow numb with fear, a "little wolf girl" outmaneuvers a sadistic general, awes a village, and inspires an army of children to march on St. Petersburg with dreams of justice. Breathtaking."
– Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Rundell never fails to work magic with language and deft storytelling. Feo’s world of wolves and snow, danger and triumphant bravery, rings with the classic allure of folktales. Her spirited, half-wild nature shines brightly on the page, even as her vulnerabilities endear her to readers’ hearts."
– Booklist, starred review
*"Will have readers cheering--or perhaps howling--their approval."
– BCCB, starred review