The Times ‘Children’s Book of the Week’
‘A fine storyteller’ Philip Pullman
‘A wonderful book – exciting, fascinating, gripping, beautifully written’ Anthony McGowan
‘Highly atmospheric, this impressive story asks questions about human fears across the ages.’ Daily Mail
Wolf Road is the debut middle grade novel from Professor Alice Roberts and is the first in her pre-historic adventure series published by Simon & Schuster. Set against a deadly Ice Age back drop, we follow Tuuli, a young prehistoric girl, as she and her tribe travel through the seasons. Wolf Road is both an action-packed tale of friendship and a vivid imagining of life as a hunter-gatherer.
Tuuli is a prehistoric girl, travelling with her tribe through the seasons – making camp, hunting for food and protecting themselves against the many hazards that the climate throws at them. Tuuli knows there’s a bigger world out there, and when she spots a strange boy lurking outside their camp, she realises that he might hold the adventure she is looking for.
He is from another tribe, sent to find safer ground and as he and Tuuli strike up an unlikely friendship, they set out on a journey that will impact the rest of human history.
A vast adventure with a very human heart, full of wild animals, huge scenery and heart-stopping danger and inspired by real anthropological discoveries. The stunning debut novel from Digging for Britain presenter, Professor Alice Roberts, for fans of His Dark Materials, Wolf Brother and The Last Bear.
Professor Alice Roberts is an academic, author and broadcaster, specialising in human anatomy, physiology, evolution, archaeology and history. In 2001, Alice made her television debut on Channel 4’s Time Team, and went on to write and present The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us and Ice Age Giants on BBC2. She is also the presenter of the popular TV series Digging for Britain. Alice has been a Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham since 2012.