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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Wolk Narrator: Emily Rankin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9780451485663
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A 2017 Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller

A young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying. 

★ An NPR Best Book of the Year
★ A Booklist Best Book of the Year
★ An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of the Year
★ A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
★ A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year
★ A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
★ A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year
★ An ALA Notable Children's Book 

“This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn’t flinch.” —People

“[A] powerful debut . . . beautifully written.” —The Wall Street Journal

Wrenching and true. . . . comparisons to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty.” —The New York Times Book Review

“When reviewers draw a parallel between Mockingbird and Lauren Wolk's Wolf Hollow, they are being neither hyperbolic, nor lazy. They are merely doing justice to Wolk's beautiful story.” — NPR, Best Books of 2016

Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.

“The honesty of Wolf Hollow will just about shred your heart, but Annabelle’s courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters.” —Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax

“An evocative setting, memorable characters, a searing story: Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic." —Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn’t flinch.”


  • “[A] powerful debut…beautifully written.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Wrenching and true…comparisons to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Wolk movingly expresses Annabelle’s loss of innocence through the honest, clear voice of her protagonist.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Perfectly pitched to be used in classrooms in conjunction with To Kill a Mockingbird.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The narrative is powerful, complex, and lifelike…a truly moving debut.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Trusting its readers implicitly with its moral complexity, Wolk’s novel stuns.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Narrator Emily Rankin brings us into the world of eleven-year-old Annabelle. Her voice is soft and gentle, reflecting Annabelle’s tranquil life on a quiet Pennsylvania farm during WWII…Rankin’s shifting voice captures the growing ugliness in Annabelle’s formerly idyllic town and her determination to take a stand against it.”


  • “The tension builds and never lets up.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • “Nuanced and nerve-wracking…[Wolk’s] story is finely crafted, haunting, and unlikely to be forgotten.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Best Books of 2016 for Middle-Graders
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2016 New England Book Award
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About the Author

Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet, artist, and author of novels for adults and young adults.

About the Narrator

Emily Rankin is an audio narrator and winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.