Description - Wolf Island by Celia Godkin
For our 40th anniversary Fitzhenry & Whiteside is issuing a newly designed edition of this classic bestseller!Information Book of the YearMr. Christie's Book Award nomineeShortlisted for 1989 Mr. Christie's Children's Book Award for illustration Children's Literature Roundtable of Canada 1990 Information Book of the YearWith a new cover and newly designed interiors, Wolf Island is sure to be a howl! It's a vivid, full colour portrait of nature, and the fragile balance of a natural ecosystem.Set on an island in Northern Ontario, the Wolf Island story, based on an actualevent, is a moving chronicle of what happens when the highest link in a food chain is removed. The resultant population growth, food shortage, and starvation affect every member of the chain.A family of wolves leave their island environment. Although, at first, their absenceis unnoticed, nature's delicately balanced ecosystem comes undone over a period of months, and the mice, rabbits, squirrels, and even owls fight for survival. Finally, the accidental return of the wolf family to their home restores the island habitat to health.Celia Godkin's dramatic, full colour illustrations will inspire readers of all ages. Her scientific portrait of an ecosystem and its component species will not be easily forgotten.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(274mm x 251mm x 4mm)
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Author Biography - Celia Godkin
Celia Godkin trained as a biologist and worked as a scientific illustrator. An illustration job preparing signs for the Winnipeg Zoo led to a collaboration on the book Endangered Species: Canada's Disappearing Wildlife. Encouraged by this success Celia illustrated an ecology story she had written years earlier and showed it to her publisher. The resulting book, Wolf Island, won the Children's Literature Roundtables Best Information Book Award and led to a succession of information storybooks.