Elka and Daw help their mother search for acorns and nettles, because they are starving. Lying awake, too hungry to sleep, Elka overhears her parents planning to desert them in the forest.
The next day, their father takes them deep into the woods, and leaves them there. With darkness, the wolves come...
'No one writes this kind of dark tale better than Price... brilliantly reworks folk themes... an atmospheric and poignant story. Not a word is wasted.' BOOKS FOR KEEPS.
This book was allowed to go out of print by its original publishers, but I recieved so many emails from teachers and parents, asking where they could buy it, that I republished it myself, as both an ebook and a paperback.
Susan Price says, "I've often read The Wolf's Footprint aloud in schools, and the children find it compelling. I always break off before the end, and they clamour for their teacher to read them the rest!"