From the wife and husband team behind Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year Julia and the Shark comes a luminous tribute to the power of determination and friendship as a young fox and a girl seeking her mother join forces on an unforgettable Arctic adventure.
The Guardian Best Children's Books of 2022
Come with an Arctic fox on a breathtaking journey... an enthralling story from the bestselling, award-winning creators of Julia and the Shark. With dazzling blue and black illustrations and presented as a deluxe hardback with tracing paper inserts, this is a perfect gift for 9+ fans of The Last Bear and A Wolf Called Wander.
She was very tired.
She lay down, her soft head on her soft paws.
The sunset licked her face.
The snow covered her like a blanket.
Fox wakes, and begins to walk. She crosses ice and snow, over mountains and across frozen oceans, encountering bears and birds beneath the endless daylight of an Arctic summer, navigating a world that is vast, wild and wondrous.
Meanwhile, Leila embarks on a journey of her own - finding her way to the mother who left her. On a breathtaking journey across the sea, Leila rediscovers herself and the mother she thought she'd lost, with help from a determined little fox.
Based on the true story of an Arctic fox who walked from Norway to Canada in seventy-six days, a distance of two thousand miles, this compelling, emotional and beautifully illustrated story is the perfect gift for 9+ readers.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 218 x 156 x 22 mm
Beautiful and moving, LEILA AND THE BLUE FOX delicately explores themes of migration, freedom and belonging, through a captivating tale that glistens with wonder. Leila and Fox will always have a home in my heart - Sophie Anderson
This is an extraordinary book - wild and beautiful and perfect. The mess and tangle of humanity is so brilliantly contrasted with the wild spirit of nature - Katya Balen
Leila and the Blue Fox really is a thing of beauty both inside and out - A.F. Steadman, author of SKANDAR
Powerful and moving - Countryfile Magazine
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Thank you to the publishers for sending me an advanced readers copy of this book.
I really am feeling so excited to share my thoughts on this book. I loved every minute I spent in the arctic with Leila, her mum,... More
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. Having previously read Julia and the Shark by Kiran and Tom I just knew this would also be a great read.
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