Fox by Margaret Wild, Ron Brooks
  

Fox

Written by Margaret Wild, Ron Brooks
Illustrated by

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

Fox by Margaret Wild, Ron Brooks

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

Reviews

In this powerful story about friendship, betrayal and courage, the language is beautifully spare and the illustrations are vibrant and haunting. The text, written with scratchy pen, creates an edgy atmosphere... Brooks's images grow out of Wild's careful language, and are perfectly in tune. The position of the spidery text sets the pace and tone of the story, and there is a strong sense of place, with rich, vegetable-like colours. The paper's surface is streaked and gouged with brush lines, scratches, and finely etched drawings. The animals, though stylized, are also thoroughly real. -- Julia Eccleshare 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up The scratchy sideways text adds to the wild elemental feel of the book, with its breathtaking earthy palette. A one-eyed dog rescues a crippled bird; sitting astride his back as he runs she becomes his eyes and he her wings. But then Fox comes to join themm in their cave and fills it with a 'smell of rage and envy and loneliness'. A masterpiece. Sunday Telegraph Try it, discover a classic, for this is undoubtedly an exceptional masterpiece. School Librarian This is a memorable example of the picture-book form. Ground-breaking and courageous, it has been translated into many languages. Although it is not a 'fun

About the Author

Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks are Australia's top picture-book makers. Their previous books with Allen + Unwin are Old Pig and Rosie and Tortoise.Margaret Wild lives in Sydney, New South Wales. She is the author of many popular picture books, including:The Very Best of FriendsFirst DayTom Goes to KindergartenNight Night!Baby BoomsticksRon Brooks lives in Huonville, Tasmania. He has illustrated many memorable books for children, including:The Bunyip of Berkeley's CreekJohn Brown, Rose and the Midnight CatMotor Bill and the Lovely CarolineHenry's Bed + Henry's Bath

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Format

Paperback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Margaret Wild, Ron Brooks
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Publisher

Allen & Unwin Children's Books an imprint of Allen & Unwin

Publication date

2nd January 2004

ISBN

9781864489330


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