Peter and the Wolf: Wolves Come in Many Disguises (Hardcover)

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Peter and the Wolf: Wolves Come in Many Disguises (Hardcover)

By Gavin Friday, Bono (Illustrator)


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Relive the magic of Peter and the Wolf through this extraordinary modern retelling by award-winning musicians Gavin Friday and Bono. 

When a wolf is found roaming the woods, Peter’s grandfather warns him to stay at home. But Peter, who is mourning the loss of a parent, decides to venture into the deep, dark woods in search of this creature…

This incredible retelling of the well-loved classic story, Peter and the Wolf takes children aged 7-9 on an adventure while exploring themes of love and loss. With its spellbinding punk rock illustrations, this book is a beautiful reminder that there is hope after loss and those we love most are never truly gone. A timeless and magical gift book, Peter and the Wolf will be treasured by all.  

This modern retelling of Peter and the Wolf offers:

- A dynamic new take on Prokofiev’s tale about a young boy who captures a wolf, with magical graphic novel-esque illustrations.
- An underlying theme of loss, told with sensitivity and warmth, helping children to understand and navigate the topic. 
- A treasured keepsake book based on a classic story beloved by generations of children and adults, with vivid illustrations and a red ribbon.
- An enchanting story written by Gavin Friday and stunning visuals based on Bono’s original illustrations - with an accompanying animated short film.

In Prokofiev’s original tale, Peter outsmarts the big, bad wolf, capturing him, and parading him victoriously around the town with the hunters. But this is not our ending and nothing is the way it seems…

This extraordinary rendition of Peter and the Wolf echoes the message of courage that is so central to the famous classic, while gently introducing themes of loss, grief, and growing up and helping young readers to navigate them.
Gavin Friday is an award-winning singer and songwriter. His rich career has spanned four decades, and has seen him collaborate with U2, Maurice Seezer, and Quincy Jones, and create music for Academy Award nominated films such as In America. Gavin has written the beautiful words that make up this revival of Peter and the Wolf, and the animated short film will feature his narration and music.

Bono is the lead vocalist of the hugely successful rock band U2. He has won 22 Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bono, along with his daughters, Jordan, and Eve, provided the mesmerizing and grungy illustrations for this adaptation, which were inspired by the loss of Bono’s father.
Product Details ISBN: 9780744096972
ISBN-10: 0744096979
Publisher: DK Children
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English