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The Fox and the Star (Paperback)
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The Fox and the Star (Paperback)

Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 06/10/2016
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Winner of the Waterstones Book of the Year 2015
Once there was a Fox who lived in a deep, dense forest. For as long as Fox could remember, his only friend had been Star, who lit the forest paths each night. But then one night Star was not there, and Fox had to face the forest all alone and learns to embrace life and the world around us. It is a book that crackles with imagination and wonder.

From an award-winning designer and artist comes a sumptuously-illustrated children’s story, a contemporary classic that speaks to all ages.
Beautifully created by acclaimed book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith, it is a fusion of the author’s own personal experience, combined with the literary energy of William Blake and the Arts & Crafts design aesthetic of William Morris. The result is a volume that is both elegant and visually unique, a book that immediately captured the hearts of bookseller and customer alike.
James Daunt, Waterstones Managing Director, said: “The Fox and the Star is a book of great physical beauty and timeless quality, one that will surely join that very special group of classic tales that appeal equally to children and adults.”

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141978895
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 285 x 217 x 8 mm

A beautiful piece of design coupled with thoughtful prose ... [A] masterpiece * Newsweek *
The most physically beautiful book I had the pleasure of holding in my hands in 2015 ... Really, The Fox and the Star is an art book, a chance for the abundantly talented Bickford-Smith - best-known for designing the crave-worthy Penguin hardcover classics - to create an entire book from scratch. The simple story of a young fox who loses his best friend only to discover a whole new world makes a sweet premise, but the main attraction is Bickford-Smith's masterful exercise of the book designer's craft * Salon.com *
Brilliant ... A delight -- Philip Pullman
A per-fect gift . . . I would like to frame each page -- Lauren Child, Guardian 'Books of the Year'
A star book for all ages ... the sort you want to keep for ever -- Kate Kellaway * Observer *
What keeps the pages turning is the remarkable illustrations, which shift from spread to spread ... It's a spectacular show of friendship's power to change and fill lives * Boston Globe *
Intricate, exquisite... An outstanding gift for five-plus readers -- Amanda Craig, 'Picture Book of the Year' * New Statesman *
A classic fable * Daily Telegraph *
A brief, beautiful book . . . If ever there was a reason to down the Kindle and go back to paper, this is it . . . Her story is a delight . . . It would, I think, act as a wonderful salve to anyone of any age who has experienced love and loss -- Alex O'Connell * The Times *
Colourful, substantial and something to keep forever * Stylist *
It's great . . . Individual, elegantly and impeccably designed, and with a touching story; and it's technically and graphically intriguing -- David Gentleman
[This] beautifully illustrated picture book contains a moving message about love, loss and learning to accept change * Marie Claire *
Selected in Time Out's 100 best children's books * Time Out *
Winner: Graphic Novels and Picture Books categories * 3x3 Mag *
One of the most beautiful kids books in recent memory * St. Louis Post-Dispatch *
A delightful surprise for fairy tale lovers of all ages * Parade *

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“A Beautifully Produced Piece of Art”

An absolutely beautiful book, lovingly produced and you can feel the quality when you pick it up. The story is a wonderful, yet simple, tale of discovery and loss and the accompanying artwork is simply sumptuous. A... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
22nd November 2015
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“Gorgeous and unique”

The illustrations are beautiful and the story is so sweet. This is the kind of book you will never give away your copy of - as it is too precious!. I am getting a copy for my (grown up) sister, who went to art... More

Hardback edition
12th November 2015
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“Intricate and dazzling”

Coralie Bickford-Smith's beautiful book is a real highlight of the year. Her illustrations are stunning - each page could be take out and framed and hung on the wall - and the story is very touching. I've... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
30th November 2015
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