Fall 2022

The Wolf in Underpants Breaks Free

From the Series The Wolf in Underpants

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

The Wolf in Underpants is arrested for being a lazypants!

The Wolf helps out around the forest, but he doesn’t ask for coins in return. That makes some other animals suspicious. They say everyone has to work—and they toss the Wolf in prison! While the anti-wolf brigade questions the Wolf’s friends, the Wolf hatches a plan to break free. In the fourth tale of the Eisner-nominated Wolf in Underpants series, Wilfrid Lupano and Mayana Itoiz share a hilarious fable about the work in life that matters most.

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978-1-7284-5900-4
$19.99
978-1-7284-6296-7
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978-1-7284-6908-9
$29.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Graphic Novels
Category SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2022-11-01
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV008110, JUV039120, JUV039220
Dewey 741.5/973
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 500
Guided Reading Level P
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Reviews

School Library Journal

“[T]here’s a moral nestled in this funny book—as well as some pointed commentary about capitalism . . . Engaging art and high appeal make this import a fresh addition to most collections.” —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A clear message that there’s more to life than making a living.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Wilfrid Lupano

Wilfrid Lupano was born in Nantes, in the west of France, and spent most of his childhood in the southwestern city of Pau, France. He spent his childhood reading through his parents' comic book collection and enjoying role‑playing games. He studied literature and philosophy, receiving a degree in English, before he began to script comics. He has written numerous graphic novels for French readers, including the series Les Vieux Fourneaux (in English, The Old Geezers). With this series, Lupano and Paul Cauuet first developed the idea that would become The Wolf in Underpants. Lupano once again lives in Pau after spending several years in the city of Toulouse.

Illustrator: Paul Cauuet

Paul Cauuet was born in Toulouse and grew up in a family that encouraged his passion for drawing. He was also a fond reader of classic Franco-Belgian comics such as Tintin and Asterix. He studied at the University of Toulouse and went on to a career as a cartoonist. Cauuet and Wilfrid Lupano first collaborated on an outer-space comedy series before working together on Les Vieux Fourneaux (The Old Geezers).

Illustrator: Mayana Itoïz

Mayana Itoïz was born in the city of Bayonne, in the southwest of France, and studied at the institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse (School of Fine Arts in Toulouse), where she worked in many different mediums. In addition to being an illustrator and a cartoonist, she has taught art to high school students. She lives in the Pyrenees, near France's mountainous southern border, and splits her time between art, family, and travel.

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