About Jo Loring-Fisher
Jo Loring-Fisher is a children’s book author and illustrator and mum of four, based in Bath. Jo’s books include Wolf Girl (Frances Lincoln Publishing, Just Like You (Otter-Barry Books), which was nominated for the 2022 CILIP Kate Greenaway Prize, Taking Time (Lantana Publishing) and the soon to be published Rainbow Hands by Mamta Nainy and also published by Lantana.
Jo’s work is inspired by the natural and she can often be found walking around Bath with her two blue whippets!
About Wolf Girl
Allow yourself to be enchanted in this magical story of Sophy, the young girl whose extraordinary adventure with a real wolf helps her discover her inner confidence. Sophy is a shy girl who struggles to fit in in the outside world. She is happiest at home, playing in her wolf suit in her den.
It makes her feel strong like a wolf, fierce like a wolf, and maybe even a little bit brave like a wolf. She loves her suit so much she decides to wear it to school one day, but it doesn’t go well. She tries to talk at school but the words get stuck in her throat and everyone laughs and whispers behind her back.
But one day, an extraordinary thing happens… Sophy is whisked away to a magical snowy land where she meets a wolf and her cub. The unlikely trio roll, run and howl together, playing happily in the snow.
Sophy has found friends and nothing can ruin her day… until a big, angry bear appears. But Sophy finally finds her voice and finds the courage she’s been looking for all along.
This beautifully told and enchantingly illustrated story carries important themes of overcoming the isolating feeling of being shy, finding friends and most importantly, finding your voice, and will delight readers young and old.