DK Children Peter and the Wolf: Wolves Come in Many Disguises
DK Children Peter and the Wolf: Wolves Come in Many Disguises

Peter and the Wolf: Wolves Come in Many Disguises

By Gavin Friday


Publication Date: October 24, 2023

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Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4

An incredible retelling of the well-loved classic story Peter and the Wolf—with a twist. Enter the fairy-tale world first created by Sergei Prokofiev and now reimagined into an enchanting graphic masterpiece of love and loss 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. 

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 retelling echoes the message of courage that is so central to the famous classic, while gently introducing themes of loss, grief, and growing up, helping young readers navigate them. 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 is a book to be treasured by all.

About the Author

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.

Author Residence: Dublin, Ireland

Author Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

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.

Illustrator Residence:Dublin, Ireland

Illustrator Hometown:Killiney, Ireland

Format: Hardcover

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: DK Children

Publication Date: October 24, 2023

ISBN: 9780744096972

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