The young adult story “Rita the Red Wolf” by Marjorie Walle was released in the heartland of Springfield, Illinois, by Ecriture in 2009. Reviewed by Karen Pierre of Earthspeak, Karen said, “This is a story to inspire young readers to follow their dreams”. From the woodlands to a zoo, the city and a farm, “Rita” is a future contender for Disney or Dream Works to seriously consider for animation production.
With a slew of memorable characters Todd Rutherford The Publishing Guru, said the story of “Rita the Red Wolf” is well worth the read. Characters burst into life with Silas the zoo museum guide who wants nothing more than to be a storyteller, but ends up being more of a teller of tall stories. Linneaus, an unusual silk Luna moth inspires and encourages Rita on her journey through the outside world. Janie, the farm girl who befriends Rita in her hour of need. Ron, the restaurant owner who sees something special in Dutch the fighting dog. Malun, a bully of a dog, a cur-dog who goes searching for trouble. Yorkies who run away from home on one of their adventures. A veritable host of characters that come to life through the adventures of “Rita the Red Wolf”.
To bring life to these characters, scenes from the story “Rita the Red Wolf” rush with dialogue from Dutch, the runaway fight circuit dog, who wants nothing more than to stop fighting. He growls at Rita, “Get out of here while you can!” Rita stands fast. Malun is a bully, the villain who stalks mercilessly. His blood-thirsty snarls bear white fangs. He lunges. A gash opens across Dutch’s chest and blood oozes over his coat. Something wild inside Rita snaps. She hears the cry of ancestors, “Wolf! You are a wolf!”. Rita strikes back.
The movie industry is the only industry that could do justice to the animatronic characters for “Rita the Red Wolf”. With a G Rated animation to bring a kaleidoscope of compelling characters to the big screen this is one young adult story Barnes & Noble will undoubtedly list as a best seller.