"The twists and turns of the plot make for compelling reading that should especially entertain fans of Nielsen's Ascendance trilogy." - The Horn Book
"Bouwman offers stories of loss, hope, perseverance.… masterfully infus[ing] old fairy tales and legends into her alternate-universe adventure, meticulously weaving times and storylines into a riveting plot....that will have readers reflecting on their own experiences of grief, longing, regret, survival, and overcoming." - Kirkus Reviews
"Open Bearnard's book for an alternative concept of bravery with humor, sweetness, and friendship at the core." - Kirkus
I am so pleased to share the news that Kersten Hamilton has something brand-new and absolutely wonderful on the publishing horizon: FIRST FRIEND, which shows how wolves evolved into domesticated dogs through generations of humans—from one pair of child and dog to another, each iteration growing closer to communication and cohabitation, all the way to the present-day readers and their pups.
The wonderful acquiring editor, Janine O’Malley of FSG, snagged Jaime Kim, who did the ebullient art for Kate DiCamillo’s LA LA LA, to illustrate.