The San Juan Island Library hosts Rosanne Parry, author of ‘The Wolf Effect: A Wilderness Revival Story’ and ‘A Whale of the Wild’

Submitted by The San Juan Island Library

The San Juan Island Library and Griffin Bay Bookstore are pleased to announce that renowned author Rosanne Parry will be visiting San Juan Island for classroom visits at Friday Harbor Elementary School and an author meet and greet for the public at the San Juan Island Library on Tuesday, June 4 from 4-5 p.m.

With an impressive literary career spanning multiple critically acclaimed novels such as “A Wolf Called Wander” and “Last of the Name,” Parry is touring the region in launch of her new nonfiction narrative picture book, The Wolf Effect: A Wilderness Revival Story that chronicles the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park. Kirkus Reviews has praised it as a voice of the Wilderness series for children, “an illuminating account of a spectacular eco-success story.” Best known for her engaging but also educational, as she seamlessly weaves in lessons about nature, history, and Parry’s writing style is not only wildlife throughout her storytelling. Her “A Whale of the Wild” novel provides readers with a captivating glimpse into the daily life of a juvenile orca navigating and surviving the complex yet fragile ecosystems of the Salish Sea. As an outdoor enthusiast and experienced educator, Parry brings a unique perspective to her books that resonates with readers who are curious about exploring the natural world. Her stories offer valuable insights into the wonders of nature while inspiring children to appreciate and protect the environment around them.

During the author meet and greet, Parry will chat about her writing process, share how she finds inspiration for her stories, answer questions, and sign her books, which will be available for purchase, courtesy of Griffin Bay Bookstore. Many of her novels and her latest picture book also are available for checkout at the San Juan Island Library.

All San Juan Island Library programs are free to the public and can be viewed on the Library’s Events Calendar at

Griffin Bay Bookstore is part of IndieBound, developed by the American Booksellers Association, to promote the benefits of independent bookstores across America as well as the benefits of shopping or buying locally.

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