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Children's Fiction Wolves & Coyotes

On My Mountain

by (author) François Aubineau

illustrated by Jérôme Peyrat

translated by Orca Book Publishers

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2020
Wolves & Coyotes, Environment, Country Life
Recommended Age
3 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
Recommended Reading age
3 to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
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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.

About the authors

François Aubineau applies his unique combination of talents and experiences from being a mountain trekker, photographer, model, sales rep and shepherd in the French Alps, and from his current role as a mountain guide, to everything he does. He loves nature, music and spending time with his three daughters. On My Mountain is his first book. François lives in Luynes, France

François Aubineau's profile page

A graduate of the HEAR art school in Strasbourg, France, Jérôme Peyrat uses a combination of techniques to create original and hybrid illustrations. He is the illustrator of numerous books, including Barry and Melvin, Carnivore, Cargo and Bertie & Twig. Jérôme lives in Cernay, France.

Jérôme Peyrat's profile page

Founded in 1984, Orca Book Publishers is an independently owned Canadian children's book publisher of award-winning, best-selling books in a number of genres. With over 800 titles in print and more than 80 new titles a year, Orca prides itself on publishing Canadian authors and bringing them to a wider market.

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Editorial Reviews

“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

“[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.”


“A worthy addition to any library or classroom exploring themes such as perspective, citizenship, cohabitation, and nature.”

School Library Journal

“Truly a book for today and our changing future.”

Kirkus Reviews

“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

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