Published Fall of 2015, Whispers of the Wolf is my debut picture book, inspired by trips taken to the Four Corners region of the Southwest over a span of about ten years. The story is set around 500 years ago among the Pueblo Indians before the arrival of the Spanish explorers. It weaves together themes of community, tradition, self-esteem, and respect for all life, creating a realistic portrait of a culture that continues to exert a vibrant, living influence today.
The illustrations were created primarily with chalk pastels on Canson Mi-Teintes paper with minor modifications in Photoshop. The book also includes extensive end notes to support school curriculum.
Please click here for more publication and purchase details from Wisdom Tales Press and here for more about my travels to the region.
Awards & Recognition
2016 New Mexico / Arizona Book Awards - Winner
Children's Picture Books
2016 Skipping Stones Honor Awards - Winner
Multicultural & International Books
2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards - Finalist
Best New Voice: Children's/YA
2015 Midwest Book Awards - Finalist
Illustration - Graphic
2015 MPIBA Reading the West Book Awards
Short List (20) Nominee
2016 Jump Into a Book
Native American Heritage Month Top Pick
2015 Night Owl Reviews
All images and text – © 2015 by Pauline Ts'o. All rights reserved.