Books by Allan Wolf

WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? by Allan Wolf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"A heartfelt, intricate examination of what underlies human behavior. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
The day after a summer festival, two teenagers find the body of a schoolmate by the side of a road. Read full book review >
THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT by Allan Wolf
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A lyrical, monumental work of fact and imagination that reads like an oral history revved up by the drama of the event. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Twenty-four voices—of passengers, rats and even the iceberg—evoke the human tragedy of the ill-fated voyage. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The teen voices are honest and will ring true for any teen who's ever had a crush, been mortified by his or her parents or broken off a relationship with the classic 'it's not you, it's me.' (Poetry. 11-15)"
The highs and lows of first love are chronicled in various poetic forms. Read full book review >
ZANE’S TRACE by Allan Wolf
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Author's note and extensive bibliography included. (Fiction. YA)"
Zane Guesswind has a tough life: a family riven by mental illness, substance abuse and suicide, plus his own epilepsy and grief. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The volume's size may intimidate some readers, but this is a must for libraries, a treasure for classrooms. (expedition miscellany, bibliography, Internet resources, glossary) (Fiction. 10+)"
In the flood of volumes marking the bicentennial of the epic journey, Wolf manages something fresh and alive—a mammoth novel of poetic narratives in 14 voices that treats the trek to the Pacific and back as a drama of many players, many voices. Read full book review >
THE BLOOD-HUNGRY SPLEEN by Allan Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Acrylic illustrations extend the humorous tone of the poems, and excretory system pieces in particular carry their own yuck value. (Poetry. 8-12)"
An overlong collection of poetry seeks to explicate seemingly every single body part and function—and then some: "Your sturdy ankle, strong and straight / its whole life it does dedicate / to holding up your body's weight." Read full book review >