Woolvs in the Sitee

By Wild, Margaret

Publishers Summary:
In a mostly abandoned city, Ben lives in a musty basement room, terrified of the "woolvs" that dwell in the shadows outside, with only an upstairs neighbor, Mrs. Radinski, to help him cope with his fears.

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ISBN
978-1-59078-500-3
Publisher
Front Street


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2007

Gr 6-9 Shortlisted for three top children's book prizes in Australia, this picture book for older readers is the collaboration of an honored author and illustrator team. In a post-apocalyptic world, a teen protagonist lives alone in a derelict building. Terrified of the outside world and of the "woolvs" he sees there, the boy is tempted out of his apartment by what he misapprehends as a glimpse of blue sky. He is rescued by his only friend, elderly Mrs. Radinski, who ventures into the dark streets to save him. When the woman later disappears, the bo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2007

In Wild and Spudvilas's luscious, chilling picture book, young Ben lives in hiding from wolves—not "those luvlee wyld chreechis, running in the woods," but shadowy figures of menace that roam the deserted streets of Ben's "sitee." Ben's family and home are long gone; his only companion is upstairs neighbor and occasional caretaker Mrs. Radinski. When she disappears after effecting a harrowing rescue (Ben, seduced by the illusion of a blue sky, had ventured outside), Ben resolves to return the favor. Ther...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

Ben lives in hiding, his only companion upstairs neighbor Mrs. Radinski. When she disappears, Ben resolves to rescue her, and the book...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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