The Fox and the Star (Hardback)
  • The Fox and the Star (Hardback)
  • The Fox and the Star (Hardback)
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The Fox and the Star (Hardback) The Fox and the Star (Hardback) The Fox and the Star (Hardback)

The Fox and the Star (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 27/08/2015
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Winner of the Waterstones Book of the Year 2015

The original hardback edition of a Coralie Bickford-Smith's moving and life-affirming tale.
 
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: 9781846148507
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 259 x 181 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Brilliant ... A delight -- Philip Pullman
A lyrical modern fable of loneliness and belonging ... A delight to hold and behold -- Maria Popova * Brain Pickings *
Intricate, exquisite... An outstanding gift for five-plus readers -- Amanda Craig, 'Picture Book of the Year' * New Statesman *
[A] brief, beautiful book about overcoming grief . . . If ever there was a reason to down the Kindle and go back to paper, this is it . . . An object of sheer gorgeousness . . . Every page is visually stunning, bringing her fable to life . . . 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 *
It's great . . . Individual, elegantly and impeccably designed, and with a touching story; and it's technically and graphically intriguing -- David Gentleman
The Fox and the Star is not a Christmas book, but it does have a Christmas feel and, with its decorative clothbound cover, makes a per-fect gift. The design and drawing are so beautifully considered that I would like to frame each page -- Lauren Child, Guardian 'Books of the Year'
Colourful, substantial and something to keep forever * Stylist *
[The Fox and the Star] has the mood of a classic fable * Telegraph *
[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 *

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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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“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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