Jake's dad saw the wolf, before Jake was born. They say wolves don't live in this country, yet in the night Jake hears it howling, long and lonely...When Jake and Lucy hike to Sheldon Mountain in search of the wolf, Jake is out to prove his dad right or wrong; Lucy is escaping her father's cruelty. Both are tested - physically, emotionally, spiritually - but what they find on that dangerous, dark mountain surprises them both...Lonesome Howl is taut and tender; a gripping blend of physical adventure, family drama, love story and journey of self-discovery. Steven Herrick's new YA novel follows on the success of By the River and his other popular and award-winning books.
'...awakening of young love is joyous.'Viewpoint, Spring 2006'...Jake and Lucy's narration draws the reader right into the corridors of their souls.'Magpies, September 2006'...the flawless rhythm of his writing and the bittersweet tales he tells make him a unique storyteller'Sydney Morning Herald'Herrick excels at deftly illustrating the small dramas that shape lives and the complicated emotional investments that underpin daily choices.' Voya, June 2007'a suspenseful, engaging story...unusual and rewarding.'Buzz Words, November 2006
Steven Herrick was born in Brisbane, the youngest of seven children. At school his favourite subject was soccer, and he dreamed of football glory while he worked at various jobs, including fruit picking. Now Steven writes for children and teenagers and visits many schools each year. He loves talking to the students and their teachers about poetry, and soccer...Steven lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife and two sons.