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Journey by Emma Bland Smith
Paperback $10.99
Aug 04, 2020 | ISBN 9781632173379

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Winner of the 2017 Cook Prize for best picture book teaching STEM principles to third and fourth graders!

Finalist for the Washington State Book Award! 

“This accessible and engaging picture book is an empowering account of a conservation success story.”

“James’ realistic, finely detailed paintings glory in every hair of the wolves’ fur…environmental good news invitingly presented.”
—Kirkus Reviews 

“The book aims to raise awareness about wolves, and a feeling of connection with their survival.”
—Kirkus Reviews 

“This is a fabulous book to help open up discussions with kids about conservation and wildlife.”
—Outnumbered 3 to 1
“[Teaches] that it’s possible even for kids to make a difference.”
Motherhood Moment 

“Captivating and heartwarming…Animal lovers will howl with joy.”
—Red Tricycle 

 “[A] marvelous story of determination, self-actualization, empathy, and sheer resolve in nature’s ability to survive.”
—Kid Lit Reviews

“[Journey] has enormous power.”
—Librarian in Cute Shoes 

“An extraordinary trek.”
—Librarian’s Quest 
“Suggestions for further reading, maps, timelines and other resources are icing on this picture-book cake.” 
—Seattle’s Child

“[A] compelling story.”
Washington Parent

“A must read for all.”
Psychology Today

“[An] inspirational and moving work of art.”
—Huffington Post  

“Absolutely beautiful.”
—Picture Books Help Kids Soar

“[Will] inspire kids to keep reading and…to learn more about the natural world around them.”
—Lu & Bean Read     

“Young readers can follow the historic trek of a famous wild gray wolf.”
—Alaska Airlines Magazine  

“A beautiful picture book.”
—A Novel Idea  

“In sharing the book with groups of readers, Smith said she is struck by how they react once they ‘make the connection that Journey is real.'”
Publishers Weekly

“A young girl follows the wolf’s journey and, along the way, learns about issues around the re-introduction of wolves. It’s an opportunity to engage young readers beyond the story.”
—Herald Net


Cook Prize WINNER 2017

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award WINNER 2016

Cybils SUBMITTED 2016

Golden Kite Award for Picture-Illustration SUBMITTED 2016

Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award SUBMITTED 2017

SCBWI Crystal Kite Award FINALIST 2017

Washington State Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award FINALIST 2017

Green Earth Book Award LONGLIST 2016

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