The Mad Wolf's daughter (Mad Wolf's Daughter Duology, Book 1) by Magras, Diane (#1248KS0)


The Mad Wolf's daughter (Mad Wolf's Daughter Duology, Book 1)

by Magras, Diane
Paperback Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019


From the Publisher
***A New York Times Editors' Choice***

A Scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home--with all the excitement of Ranger's Apprentice and perfect for fans of heroines like Alanna from The Song of the Lioness series.

One dark night, Drest's sheltered life on a remote Scottish headland is shattered when invading knights capture her family, but leave Drest behind. Her father, the Mad Wolf of the North, and her beloved brothers are a fearsome war-band, but now Drest is the only one who can save them. So she starts off on a wild rescue attempt, taking a wounded invader along as a hostage.

Hunted by a bandit with a dark link to her family's past, aided by a witch whom she rescues from the stake, Drest travels through unwelcoming villages, desolate forests, and haunted towns. Every time she faces a challenge, her five brothers speak to her in her mind about courage and her role in the war-band. But on her journey, Drest learns that the war-band is legendary for terrorizing the land. If she frees them, they'll not hesitate to hurt the gentle knight who's become her friend.

Drest thought that all she wanted was her family back; now she has to wonder what their freedom would really mean. Is she her father's daughter or is it time to become her own legend?
Reviews & Awards
  • Horn Book Guide, 11/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 07/01/18
  • Kirkus Reviews, 01/15/18
  • New York Times, 04/01/18
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 01/08/18
  • School Library Connection, 05/01/18
  • School Library Journal, 01/01/18
Product Details
  • Publisher: Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
  • Publication Date: February 12, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 279 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-7352-2928-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7352-2928-0
  • Follett Number: 1248KS0
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 4.7
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.7
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 8
  • AR Quiz: 195439EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 12
  • Lexile: 670L