The Fox by Margaret Wild


The Fox by Margaret Wild

Dog and Magpie are friends, but when Fox comes into the bush, everything changes...This breathtaking story has won acclaim around the world: CBCA Picture Book of the Year; two Premiers' literary awards; honours in Germany, Brazil, Japan; a shortlisting for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK, and more...'A publishing landmark.' Magpies..'Magnificent.' Reading Time..'a stunning book' Australian Bookseller and Publisher..'The images from this unsettling, provocative story will resonate long after the book has been closed.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)..'A strongly atmospheric psycho-fable--visually striking--an open-ended discussion starter.' Kirkus Reviews..'Fox is an archetypal drama about friendship, loyalty, risk and betrayal - a story that is as rich for adults as for older children.' Los Angeles Times


.. . this haunting look at friendship and cruelty ... ends on a tenuously hopeful note, and the images from this unsettling, provocative story will resonate long after the book has been closed.

About the Author

Margaret Wild

Margaret Wild is one of Australia's most prolific and courageous authors, unafraid to tackle difficult subjects, such as death, old age and social deprivation with both sensitivity and openness. Her heart-warming, moving picture books have been acclaimed both in Australia and overseas.

In 1996, The Midnight Gang, a whimsical, joyous picture book about the night prowlings of a group of toddlers, was published by Omnibus Books. It was short-listed for the 1997 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

1st June 2010



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