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The Homesick Fox

Written by David Greaves

Illustrated by Danielle Callaghan

Featured Books for 7+ readers Stories about Animals Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

LoveReading View on The Homesick Fox

I absolutely love this book. The illustrations are beautiful with so much colourful detail. The story is very poignant, we've all been stuck in places we don't want to be, trying to find the courage to change our situation. The Fox does just that and the story ends on a positive note, a lesson for us all. The story is told in verse, but not the simple baby verse of early readers. This is much more subtle rhyming, but it flows easily. My grandchildren ( ages 6-10) all enjoyed reading this book and have asked for it a few times. A book to be enjoyed on many levels and one for the bookshelf.

Chris Woolfenden, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador

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Watch Carol Malia read The Homesick Fox:

This book is available to purchase from Amazon and other booksellers as well as the Stanage Press Website.

Illustrator of The Homesick Fox, Danielle Callaghan has created some fantastic colouring sheets. They can be found here.

See Andrew Greaves and Danielle Callaghan's interview with Hexamtv here:

The Homesick Fox Synopsis

Exquisitely illustrated by Danielle Callaghan, The Homesick Fox is a melancholy tale with an uplifting ending, exploring feelings of isolation and loneliness in an urban fox which has lost its way and yearns for its spiritual home: the countryside. At last the fox can bear his solitude no more, and without knowing where his paws will take him, sets off on a journey into the night.

David Greaves' poetic, multi-layered children's story evokes ‘the call of the wild’, a mysterious and wondrous thing: but The Homesick Fox will also appeal to adults working in the ‘Big Smoke’ and pining for the quietude and slower rhythms of country life.

The Homesick Fox Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This is a beautiful book. The story-line may be simple but the sentiment is one that many will have shared at some stage in their lifetime. Full review

Val Rowe

Great story about being homesick and how to get back home. The illustrations are very bright and colourful. Full review

Diana Mason

This book will have you completely enamoured with its affable fox, through poetic storytelling that was thoroughly entertaining to read. Full review

Lois Cudjoe

The Homesick Fox Press Reviews

"Children will love this and they won't forget it either - the sign of a great story, well told and wonderfully illustrated" - Michael Morpurgo

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ISBN: 9781916360983
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Publisher: Stanage Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781916360983
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: David Greaves
Illustrator: Danielle Callaghan
Publisher: Stanage Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Animals, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: Indie Books We Love

About David Greaves

Born in Yorkshire in 1985, David Greaves' kindness and generosity of spirit, and his love of travel and adventure led him to make friends around the world with people from all walks of life. The stamina and strength of character demonstrated by David's achievements as an ultra-marathon runner and Iron Man triathlete were also shown by his determination to complete The Homesick Fox, and a considerable number of other stories for children while living with the cruel limitations imposed by Motor Neurone Disease (ALS), diagnosed shortly after David's thirtieth birthday in June 2015. In September 2015 David married the love of his life, ...

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