COYOTE’S WILD HOME, by Barbara Kingsolver , Lily Kingsolver, Paul Mirocha, The Gryphon Press, Nov. 28, 2023, Hardcover, $18.99 (ages 6-9)
A young coyote pup and a young girl discover forest secrets in Coyote’s Wild Home, by Barbara Kingsolver, Lily Kingsolver, and illustrated by Paul Mirocha.
Pulitzer Prize winner Barbara Kingsolver and environmental educator Lily Kingsolver collaborate on their first children’s book, Coyote’s Wild Home.
The book takes us into the woods, meadows, and streams of an Appalachian forest where a girl and a coyote pup each have their first woodland adventures. On their separate journeys into the wilderness with a beloved family member, the intertwined paths of child and coyote will surprise and enchant young readers. —Synopsis provided by The Gryphon Press
Coyote’s Wild Home is a gentle introduction to coyotes’ habitat. Told from dual perspectives, both the young pup and the girl explore the wilds and learn important lessons. Through inviting text, young readers will learn about coyote migration, background, habitats and family units.
This informative narrative comes to life through Paul Mirocha’s incredibly detailed painted illustrations.
Coyote’s Wild Home has more text than a typical picture book, making it appropriate for young readers who have longer attention spans and a better grasp on solo reading. Endnotes feature a two-page spread on coyotes and how you can help them survive.
This is a lovely picture book that would work well in conjunction with school units on animals. Many kids will be drawn to it based on its cover alone.
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