Are Wolves Afraid of the Dark?


This book is not yet published, but will be available from July 2024.

ISBN: 9780500653227 Category:

Huw Lewis Jones


Intrepid readers are invited on a field trip into the wild to discover whether wolves are as big and as bad as we think they are.

For many people, wolves are the stuff of nightmares and horror films, but the reality is that they’re among some of the most vulnerable wild animals on our planet.

By following field guide Huw Lewis Jones and nature illustrator Sam Caldwell into the wild, readers will meet subspecies of grey wolf living in forests throughout Europe, North America and China, as well as red wolves in North Carolina and other members of the canid family, including coyotes. Along the way, aspiring naturalists will discover the difference between a ‘timber’ and a ‘tundra’ wolf, what traits wild wolves share with domestic dogs, and why wolf poo is so important to scientists!

Through entertaining and informative text and expressive illustrations, Are Wolves Afraid of the Dark? challenges the stereotype of the ‘big, bad wolf’, passed down to us through fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, and shows that wolves are intelligent, sensitive creatures with far more to fear from us than we have from them!

Additional information

Weight 512 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 30.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 25 July 2024
Number of pages 48
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Sam Caldwell
Dimensions 23.7 x 30.7 cm
Weight 512 g


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Huw Lewis Jones is a polar-exploring author and naturalist who is lucky to have met many wolves in the wild. He is Associate Professor at Falmouth University, teaching natural history, and has written many books, including Do Bears Poop in the Woods? and the Bad Apple series of picture books. Sam Caldwell is an illustrator based in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied painting at the Edinburgh College of Art and is the illustrator of several books for children, including Do Bears Poop in the Woods?