ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: April 15, 2021
Home of the Wild
By (author) Louise Greig; Illustrated by Julia Moscardo
“A house is not a home for wild things;wild things need to run, and soar, and swim.”In the quiet dawn of the spring forest a boy finds an orphan fawn, hungry and alone. He carefully carries her home, caring for her while she grows strong. The boy and the fawn become inseparable. Together they spend long summer days running through the glen, leaping over the heather, and lying in the dappled sunlight.But the young deer is a wild thing and too soon she is ready to discover a home of her own.The boy misses his friend and worries for her when a big storm threatens. Can the boy and the fawn find each other again? Are some bonds stronger than goodbye?Lyrical and atmospheric, this beautiful picture book by award-winning author Louise Grieg and emerging illustrator Julia Moscardo is an uplifting story of belonging, the enduring connection between humans and nature, and a tender lesson in learning when to let go of those you love.
Reviews of Home of the Wild
Praise for Louise Greig:'She weaves magic with every word.'– The Herald'Greig's soaring, unrhymed poetry, creates a sense of night's scale, richness and enveloping magic.'– The Guardian on The Night Box'A breathtaking, quiet story.'– Times Literary Supplement on Between Tick and Toc
Louise Greig is a multi-award winning poet and author born in Scotland. She has featured on the shortlist for several major children’s book awards, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Inspired by the Scottish landscape and the company of animals, Louise’s picture books include The Island and the Bear (Floris Books) and Kate Greenaway nominated The Night Box (Egmont). She lives in Aberdeen with her rescue greyhound, Smoky. Julia Moscardo is a Spanish illustrator and visual artist currently based in Nottingham, UK. She studied Fine Art in Valencia, Spain, and Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.