On My Mountain

  • Illustrated By: Jérôme Peyrat
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:wolves, shepherds, living with nature, wild animals, two perspectives
  • Available:02/25/2020
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
  • Lexile:AD460L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:K

Both the shepherd and the wolf live on the mountain.

They love their home and want to feel safe there. This book tells the same story, in identical words, from both the wolf’s perspective and that of the shepherd. Read the wolf’s story then flip it over and read the shepherd’s story and see the landscape that each of them sees. A good reminder of how humans should behave in the wild and on this earth that we share.

“Truly a book for today and our changing future.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“[A] deft, dual-perspective story...The approach and reflective prose are simple yet thought provoking, encouraging readers to be mindful of those with whom we share the world.”
– Booklist
“A worthy addition to any library or classroom exploring themes such as perspective, citizenship, cohabitation, and nature.”
– School Library Journal
“The epitome of a perfect picture book. Its simple yet powerful message provides multiple entry points for readers of all ages. It's a book that every teacher, librarian, and parent should have on the top of their 'to be read' list.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“A perfect message about co-existing on this planet. This would be a great addition to any early readers library.”
– Must Read Lit: K thru YA
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