Rachael Ball

It is the long, hot summer of 1976. Hugo, the youngest child of three, is walking with his father in the woods. There, he comes face-to-face with a wolf—and from that moment on, his life will never be the same again. Soon after, a tragic accident leaves Hugo desolate and disoriented. The family, now grieving and incomplete, moves to a new home. Among Hugo’s new neighbors is the Wolf Man—a dangerous recluse, according to the boy next door. Spellbound by the movie The Time Machine and desperate to return to the days before the accident, Hugo draws up plans to build a contraption that will turn back time. But only the Wolf Man has the parts Hugo needs to complete his machine, and that will mean entering his sinister neighbor’s house. Beautifully illustrated in pencil, Wolf is a captivating and poignant graphic novel about confronting childhood grief and overcoming the loss of a loved one.

Creator Bio

Rachael Ball is a cartoonist and a teacher. Her illustrations and cartoons have appeared in various publications, including City Life, Deadline, Fanny, the Times Educational Supplement, the Radio Times, The Strumpet and Russ Kick’s Graphic Canon of Childrens’ Literature. Her first graphic novel, The Inflatable Woman, was published by Bloomsbury.



“Employing supernatural elements to represent a child’s grieving process, Ball’s viscerally moving graphic novel of parental loss unfolds like a haunting dream.” Publishers Weekly

Price £15.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 18 October 2018
Pages 296
Height 240mm
Width 170mm
Illustrations Black and White Illustrations
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Central & South America, Caribbean
ISBN-13 9781910593547