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Woolvs in the Sitee by Margaret Wild
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Jan 07, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens-lit, ya-lit, speculative-fiction, creepy-stuff

Wow - It's frightening, disturbing, dark, and amazing! A dystopian look at a post-apocalyptic world, this amazing picture book from this Australian author and illustrator evokes the desperation and fear of Ben, the narrator of the text.

From the first page of text:

There are woolvs in the sitee. Oh, yes!
In the streets. In the parks. In the allees.
In shops. in rustee playgrounds.
in howses rite next dor.

And they will kum.
they will kum for me and for yoo
and for yor bruthers and sisters,
yor muthers and fathers. yor arnts and unkils.
yor grandfathers and grandmuthers.

No won is spared.


The phonetic spelling could make this difficult for younger readers. However, I think that the beautiful and disturbing ambiguity in both the text and the illustrations could lead to some amazing conversations about the book.
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Margaret Wild
“There are woolvs in the sitee. Oh, yes!
In the streets. In the parks. In the allees.
In shops. in rustee playgrounds.
in howses rite next dor.

And they will kum.
they will kum for me and for yoo
and for yor bruthers and sisters,
yor muthers and fathers. yor arnts and unkils.
yor grandfathers and grandmuthers.

No won is spared.”
Margaret Wild, Woolvs in the Sitee


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