Sam Thompson: Wolfstongue

Portrait Sam Thompson
Sam Thompson [© Chris O’Neill]

Talk, reading, Q&A

Since he often lacks words, Silas is bullied at school. By rescuing an injured wolf, he catapults himself into a world of talking animals, where wolves in an underground city are oppressed by sneaky foxes. Silas can help the wolves, but to do so he must finally find his voice. In poignant language, this children’s book debut, at the same time grippingly dreamy and profound, tells about exclusion, the power of language, and overcoming boundaries.

Languages: German & English
Guest: Sam Thompson
Presenter: Philip Geisler
Speaker: Matthias Scherwenikas
Interpreter: Isabel Frey

Illustration: Anna Tromop
Text: Sam Thompson
Editor: Matthew Parkinson-Bennett
German translation: Ingo Herzke
Editor [German translation]: Frank Griesheimer

for grades 4–6