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In the wild Scottish Highlands, Robbie McLeod is on the run from vicious English soldiers. As he flees, he finds another fugitive: a tiny wolf cub – and a sign that proclaims the killing of the last wolf in Scotland. Robbie knows that if the orphaned cub is found, it’ll be killed – just as he will. So he adopts it, and takes it with him. But when at last Robbie finds a place where he can finally be free, he knows in his heart that the wolf must find his own natural home too…

  • A gem of a story with a vivid historical setting
  • Travels from Scotland all the way to the New World
  • With beautiful illustrations by Michael Foreman
  • Michael Morpurgo is a legend of children’s fiction

“A vibrant tale that brings a slice of history to life.” TES

“Satisfying, thoughtful and ultimately heart-warming.” Financial Times

Product Details

Catalogue number

5053 in Rewards Catalogue 2019/20






Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Date published

January 2nd, 2003

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.1; Middle years; 2.0 points

Other details
  • 96 pages


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Michael Morpurgo

8025 morpurgo 206731


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  1. Pearl 113298

    on 14 January 2015

    Loved the book best book ever🐺

    4out of 5
  2. Love stargirl 113412

    on 9 March 2014

    no offence but this was rubbish

    1out of 5
  3. Bellasara 113282

    on 8 March 2014

    I am a big fan of michael mopurgos books they are absolutely terrific. this book is one of my favourites.i would deffinatley recommend this book

  4. Bs starfish thumb 127

    on 17 August 2013

    An amazing book however extremely sad at the end.

    5out of 5
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    on 26 January 2013

    This book was set in a world war it was very good to read, it was a book of the last wolf. I would recommend this book to people who like adventurous books. it seems like a real story and quite sad at the end.

    5out of 5
  6. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 10 April 2012

    really cool book but AMAZINGLY SAD at the end

  7. Avatar lion 761782

    on 4 March 2012

    I didn’t know you could find wolves in scottland! But this book is really well written. * * * * *!

  8. Default avatar

    on 24 February 2011

    I didn’t like the book because I found it a little bit emotional. I did like the illustrations. This book is perfect for 7 year old on up.

    There was a lot of sadness in this book and for me, I just didn’t like it. As soon as I saw the title and saw it was about an orphan, I didn’t want to read it but my parents asked me to (more like forced me to!). I was glad I did read it as it is different from what I am used to reading.

    It is a good book, but not for me.

    2 out of 5 stars

    Charlotte, age 8

  9. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 7 February 2011

    i love the book

    5out of 5
  10. Avatar owl 761790

    on 23 October 2010

    this a heart warming adventures brillant book


    5out of 5
  11. Bellasara 113282

    on 28 July 2010

    Hi This book is one of a kind. I read it from my school libary and I have never forgotten about this poor orphaned wolf cub. Kim

    5out of 5