Gaspard The Fox by Zeb Soanes

Gaspard The Fox

Written by Zeb Soanes
Illustrated by James Mayhew

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May 2018 Debut of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018

A wonderfully warm-hearted animal adventure based on Zeb Soanes observation of a local urban fox. Waking up hungry one evening, Gaspard sets out to find something to eat. Luckily, he quickly makes two new friends - Peter a rather cool cat and Finty a frisky dog who has dug a way out of his garden so that he can roam the streets without an owner. Helped by his new friends Gaspard secures himself a delicious meal and returns happy and FULL. The three friends and their adventure and the urban landscape of the setting are all perfectly captured in James Mayhew’s illustrations. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for May 2018

Square by Mac Barnett

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

A Perfect Day by Lane Smith

Gaspard the Fox by Zeb Soanes & James Mayhew

Wonder Goal! by Michael Foreman

The Sand Dog by Sarah Lean

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Plantopedia by Adrienne Barman

Based on a real urban fox from north London. Gaspard has become a social media celebrity, with over 4K Twitter followers @GaspardTheFox, his own website,, and e-newsletter, ‘Fox News’.


Gaspard The Fox by Zeb Soanes

Meet Gaspard the Fox as he sets out one summer evening in search of adventure and something to eat.
On his travels he meets Peter the cat and Finty the dog, who help him navigate the local canals, boats
and people in his hunt for supper. A charming and humorous picture book celebrating urban foxes and their relationship with the humans and animals they share the city with.

First in a series of picture books following the adventures of Gaspard and his friends.


“I loved reading about the adventures of Gaspard the urban fox – surely a prince in disguise? More please.” Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry Series

About the Author

Zeb Soanes

Author Zeb Soanes is a well known voice on BBC Radio Four’s Today Programme, Shipping Forecast and The News Quiz. He hosts live events and performs with orchestras around the UK and was voted Sunday Times readers’ favourite male voice on radio.

Photo credit © Charlie Carter

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36 pages


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Graffeg Limited

Publication date

17th May 2001




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