Lost Shadow


In an unfortunate accident, urban coyote Pica is carried far away from the city into the land of wolves. Will she survive and make it back to her soul mate Scruff?

Winter is here, and coyotes Pica and Scruff are having trouble finding enough food to survive, making them rethink whether to steal food from humans. Scruff thinks it’s a necessary risk. Pica thinks it’s too dangerous. After a bitter fight, the unthinkable happens — Pica gets locked into a delivery truck and driven far away from the city, into the land of the wolves. She knows that she must call on all of her strength and courage to survive in this new landscape, and get back to Scruff as soon as possible. He has no idea what happened to her! The clock is ticking, and leg traps, wolves, and a giant, icy mountain range stand between Pica and her home.

About the Author

Claire Gilchrist

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 9, 2018
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Claire Gilchrist

Claire Gilchrist is a writer, teacher, and animal lover. She grew to love coyotes through her work with the Stanley Park Ecological Society in Vancouver, B.C., where she educated residents about co-existing with coyotes.