September 25, 2013

The Wolf Princess

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The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable (for ages 10 and up)

Sent away by her penny-pinching guardian, orphaned Sophie Smith attends a drab, old boarding school in London. Sophie wishes there were more adventure in life, like in fairy tales, so she is thrilled to be going on a trip to St. Petersburg with her roommates for her school holidays.

However, they never make it to St. Petersburg. The three girls are abandoned and are thrown off the train in the middle of a blizzard! They are rescued by Ivan, who works for the beautiful and enthralling Princess Anna Volkonskaya. She enchants them with tales of lost diamonds and murder and wolves that are almost too crazy to believe!WolfPrincessjpg

Strangely, Sophie feels a connection to the place, even though she is sure she has never been to Russia before. Then, even though the wolves are supposed to be long gone, Sophie thinks she sees something prowling the edges of the forest. Is she imagining things in the magical Volkonsky palace?

You cannot help but be pulled into this fantastical tale, a modern re-telling of Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia’s life. (Think the Disney movie Anastasia!)

Read a sample chapter and share your thoughts in the Comments below!

—Elysse, STACKS Writer

  1. Briseida

    I wish I could earn this book,it looks pretty AWESOME !!!

  2. horse adorer S

    I read this book and absolutely loved it! the wolves are the best part in my opinion

  3. Lali

    How much would it be cause I have been wanting that book and I am 11 years old can I order it for free or no have to pay for it

  4. mistkite15

    This book looks good. I really wanna read it, but I cant judge a book by its cover.

  5. calmbrownie72

    want to read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Anonymous

    that is weird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i never want to read that again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Ashley

    I read the book and bought the book. I never knew it was Historical Fiction. I recommend this book for all ages. But mostly to higher readers. It is a beautiful book and it will take you to a magical ending. You will not believe the end.

  8. Mia

    i have the wolf princess at my house and i have already read all of it and i am only 8 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Grace

    I really want to read the book!
    Sounds amazingly…… fun to read.
    Yep, fun. No other way to describe it.


    SO this looks like a very interesting book and i am actually starting to read it and cant wait what happens next..FRIEND ME

  11. chocolateamethyst13

    wow. sounds like an interesting book. great job to however wrote the description. even though it wasn’t the whole book you made me feel like i was actually reading it.

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