Wolf Island

Wolf Island

"series "My Great Bear Rainforest"" series

by Nicholas Read & Ian McAllister
  • animal
  • from-british-columbia
  • nonfiction
The Great Bear Rainforest is a majestic place full of tall trees, huge bears and endless schools of salmon. Award-winning photographer and author Ian McAllister's luminous photographs illustrate the story of a lone wolf who swims to one of the small islands that dot the rainforest's coast. The island provides him with everything he needs—deer, salmon, fresh water—everything, that is, but a mate. When a female wolf arrives on the island's rocky shores, she and he start a family and introduce their pups to the island's bounty.


Nicholas Read, author

Nicholas Read is a journalism instructor at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He collaborated with Ian McAllister on Wolf Island, A Bear's Life and The Seal Garden, in the "My Great Bear Rainforest" series, and wrote City Critters, about urban wildlife. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ian McAllister, author

Ian McAllister is an award-winning photographer and author of many books, including Wolf Island, A Bear's Life and The Seal Garden, in the "My Great Bear Rainforest" series (all with Nicholas Read). He is the founding director of Pacific Wild, a Canadian nonprofit wildlife conservation group. He lives with his family in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. For more information, visit www.pacificwild.org.


  • The story is really told by the big, bright pictures—which glow with the rhythms and beauties of this remote habitat...Enthralling fare for budding naturalists. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Striking photographs chronicle the life span of a male wolf in the Great Bear Rainforest...Careful and varied page layouts include concise, vivid language that describes his journey and images that bring the reader up close—all this is missing is the feeling of misty air on skin...This well-made title offers great visual detail supported by age-appropriate text. - School Library Journal


  • Shortlisted, 2018 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Orca Book Publishers

email: andrew@orcabook.com

website: https://www.orcabook.com/

rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: 5-8

number of pages: 32

publication date: 03/14/2017

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book