January 25, 2024

Artie and the Wolf Moon

Artie and the Wolf Moon

“A heartfelt, magical family drama you can really sink your teeth into.” —Nilah Magruder, M.F.K.

After sneaking out against her mother’s wishes, Artie Irvin spots a massive wolf—then watches it don a bathrobe and transform into her mom. Thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves, Artie asks her mom to share everything—including the story of Artie’s late father. Her mom reluctantly agrees. And to help Artie figure out her own wolflike abilities, her mom recruits some old family friends. Artie thrives in her new community and even develops a crush on her new friend Maya. But as she learns the history of werewolves and her own parents’ past, she’ll find that wolves aren’t the scariest thing in the woods—vampires are.

“A breath of fresh air. . . . Full of robust characters, dynamic panels, and immersive landscapes, this coming-of-age story of family and the supernatural is one any reader will have a hard time putting down.”—Shannon Wright, Twins

“A book of cycles—love, loss, reunion, redemption. Readers will thoroughly enjoy getting lost in the beautifully rendered forests.”—Wendy Xu, Mooncakes “A love letter to the power of family to help you grow, heal, and find yourself. . . . As rich and immersive as a big family dinner.”—Melanie Gillman, Stage Dreams “An absolutely gorgeous, thrilling read.”—Blue Delliquanti, O Human Star “Heartbreaking and heart mending.”—Priya Huq, Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab read

Author letter and Discussion guide

Letter from the author

Letter from author

Reader group guide

reader group Guide

About the author

Olivia Stephens is a graphic novelist, illustrator, and writer from the Pacific Northwest. In 2017, she graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Olivia is the author of the middle-grade werewolf graphic novel Artie and the Wolf Moon and the illustrator of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky: The Graphic Novel. For her work in comics, Olivia has received an Ignatz Award, a Fellowship Award from Artist Trust, and residencies from Tin House, Mineral School, Storyknife, and MacDowell. When not drawing, she enjoys listening to torch songs and observing tree trunks.

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