The Fox and the Star

The Fox and the Star

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This is the moving story of a fox, a star and an eternal friendship, written and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith - chosen as Waterstones Book of the Year and selected in Time Out's 100 Best Children's Books.

'Brilliant ... A delight' Philip Pullman

'A star book for all ages ... the sort you want to keep for ever' Kate Kellaway, Observer

'I would like to frame each page' Lauren Child, Guardian, Books of the Year

'My picture book of the year ... outstanding' Amanda Craig, New Statesman

'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 wasn't there, and Fox had to face the forest all alone...'
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 202 x 271 x 8mm | 350g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141978899
  • 9780141978895
  • 64,227

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A beautiful piece of design coupled with thoughtful prose ... [A] masterpiece Newsweek
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A delightful surprise for fairy tale lovers of all ages * Parade * One of the most beautiful kids books in recent memory * St. Louis Post-Dispatch * Winner: Graphic Novels and Picture Books categories * 3x3 Mag * Selected in Time Out's 100 best children's books * Time Out * [This] beautifully illustrated picture book contains a moving message about love, loss and learning to accept change * Marie Claire * It's great . . . Individual, elegantly and impeccably designed, and with a touching story; and it's technically and graphically intriguing -- David Gentleman Colourful, substantial and something to keep forever * Stylist * A brief, beautiful book . . . If ever there was a reason to down the Kindle and go back to paper, this is it . . . Her story is a delight . . . 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 * A classic fable * Daily Telegraph * Intricate, exquisite... An outstanding gift for five-plus readers -- Amanda Craig, 'Picture Book of the Year' * New Statesman * What keeps the pages turning is the remarkable illustrations, which shift from spread to spread ... It's a spectacular show of friendship's power to change and fill lives * Boston Globe * A star book for all ages ... the sort you want to keep for ever -- Kate Kellaway * Observer * A per-fect gift . . . I would like to frame each page -- Lauren Child, Guardian 'Books of the Year' Brilliant ... A delight -- Philip Pullman The most physically beautiful book I had the pleasure of holding in my hands in 2015 ... Really, The Fox and the Star is an art book, a chance for the abundantly talented Bickford-Smith - best-known for designing the crave-worthy Penguin hardcover classics - to create an entire book from scratch. The simple story of a young fox who loses his best friend only to discover a whole new world makes a sweet premise, but the main attraction is Bickford-Smith's masterful exercise of the book designer's craft * * A beautiful piece of design coupled with thoughtful prose ... [A] masterpiece * Newsweek *
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About Coralie Bickford-Smith

Coralie Bickford-Smith is a designer at Penguin Books. Her first book, The Fox and the Star, was named Waterstones Book of the Year and as one of Time Out's 100 Children's Books of All Time. Her design work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Guardian. Her cover design has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in the United States and Design and Art Direction in the UK.
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Rating details

3,137 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 43% (1,355)
4 35% (1,113)
3 17% (542)
2 3% (99)
1 1% (28)
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