Wolf IslandBook - 1989
For our 40th anniversary Fitzhenry & Whiteside is issuing a newly designed edition of this classic bestseller!
With a new cover and newly designed interiors, Wolf Island is sure to be a howl! It's 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.