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In the wilds of the Scottish Highlands, Robbie McLeod is on the run from the English Redcoats. On his furtive travels he finds a tiny wolf cub – and a sign proclaiming the killing of the last wolf in Scotland. Immediately identifying with the abandoned orphan, Robbie adopts the cub, and a powerful loyalty grows between them. But when Robbie flees his homeland and seeks his fortune in the New World, has the time come for the wolf to find a newer, freer home too? Written by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman, this gem of a story sweeps readers from eighteenth century Europe right across the Atlantic.

“A vibrant tale that brings a slice of history to life” Times Educational Supplement

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

Product Details






Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Date published

January 2nd, 2003

Lexile measure


Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.1; Middle years; 2.0 points

Other details

  • 96 pages



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  1. cuety89
    on 14 January 2015

    Loved the book best book ever🐺

    4 out of 5
  2. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    no offence but this was rubbish

    1 out of 5
  3. crazykitty
    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. dolphin25
    on 17 August 2013

    An amazing book however extremely sad at the end.

    5 out of 5
  5. skyecapper316
    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.

    5 out of 5
  6. inezglitter
    on 10 April 2012

    really cool book but AMAZINGLY SAD at the end

  7. smileitsfriday
    on 4 March 2012

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

  8. Book-Club-Review-Team
    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. arsenal118
    on 7 February 2011

    i love the book

    5 out of 5
  10. booky123
    on 23 October 2010

    this a heart warming adventures brillant book


    5 out of 5
  11. Molly13579
    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

    5 out of 5