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Wolf Island is a vivid, full colour portrait of nature, and the fragile balance of a natural ecosystem. Set on an island in Northern Ontario, the Wolf Island story, based on an actual event, is a moving chronicle of what happens when the highest link in a food chain is removed. The resultant population growth, food shortage, and starvation affect every member of the chain. A family of wolves leave their island environment. Although, at first, their absence is unnoticed, nature's delicately balanced ecosystem comes undone over a period of months, and the mice, rabbits, squirrels, and even owls fight for survival. Finally, the accidental return of the wolf family to their home restores the island habitat to health. Celia Godkin's dramatic, full colour illustrations will inspire readers of all ages. Her scientific portrait of an ecosystem and its component species will not be easily forgotten.
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Shortlisted for 1989 Mr. Christie_s Children_s Book Award for illustration Children's Literature Roundtable of Canada 1990 Information Book of the YearAbout the Author:
Celia Godkin trained as a biologist and worked as a scientific illustrator. An illustration job preparing signs for the Winnipeg Zoo led to a collaboration on the book Endangered Species: Canada's Disappearing Wildlife. Encouraged by this success Celia illustrated an ecology story she had written years earlier and showed it to her publisher. The resulting book, Wolf Island, won the Children's Literature Roundtables Best Information Book Award and led to a succession of information storybooks.
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Book Description Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110889027536
Book Description Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Early reprint (?) of the 1989 First Edition. Cloth. New copy with jacket. Author's first children's book and Children's Literature Roundtable of Canada 1990 Information Book of the Year award winner -- no seal on jacket. Seller Inventory # 090685
Book Description Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1989. Condition: New. Celia Godkin (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0889027536