It’s January in Alaska when two wolf pups wake in the dark of night while their parents are out hunting for food. Alfonso is the more adventurous of the two, both curious and brave and always ready for an adventure. Leopold, on the other hand, prefers to stay close to the den.
Alfonso convinces Leopold it’s a great night for an adventure. He says they should find the Great Wolf Spirit. After all, Alfonso argues, wolves are supposed to talk to the Great Wolf Spirit. Leopold reluctantly tags along; it’s better than being left alone. But he remembers how some of their other adventures have turned out.
Alfonso and Leopold, a picture book for children, follows the two brothers as they encounter other animals and humans on a winter night in Alaska. It tells a story of survival, sibling rivalry, and self-discovery.
About the Author
Patrick Lawrence is a former resident of Valdez, Alaska, where he was a faculty member at Prince William Sound Community College. He has traveled extensively throughout Alaska and spends most of his leisure time fishing, hiking, and camping. Patrick lives with his wife in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Venice, Florida.