Deep in the Forest, the foxes live in an underground city built by their wolf slaves. The foxes’ leader Reynard controls everything with his clever talk.
Silas is bullied at school because his words will not come. He wishes he could live in silence as animals do.
One day, Silas helps an injured wolf. Then he enters the secret world of the Forest, where the last remaining wolves fight to survive. But even there, language is power.
Can Silas find his voice in time to help his wolf friendsÂ – can he become the Wolfstongue?
A lyrical fable about the power of language and the relationship between humans and the natural world.
‘We had a name for a certain human child. This was the childÂ who would walk side by side with the wolves, and would know ourÂ silence. The child would be our voice. So that we could live asÂ wolves ought to live. Free from words.Â The name for that child was WOLFSTONGUE.’