“This book matters.” —Sara Pennypacker
Despite growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and though her bullying seems isolated at first, it quickly escalates. Toby, a reclusive World War I veteran, soon becomes the target of Betty's attacks. While others see Toby's strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. And as tensions mount in their small community, Annabelle must find the courage to stand as a lone voice for justice.
The brilliantly crafted debut of Newbery Honor– and Scott O'Dell Award-winning author of Beyond the Bright Sea and Echo Mountain, Lauren Wolk writes Wolf Hollow a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl's resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of history.
"Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic."
—Linda Sue Park, New York Times bestselling author of A Long Walk to Water
Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet and author. She is the bestselling author of two novels for young readers, Newbery Honor-winning Wolf Hollow (2016) and Beyond the Bright Sea (2017). She was born in Baltimore and has since lived in California, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Canada, and Ohio. She now lives with her family on Cape Cod.