The Fox and the Star

The Fox and the Star

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***Waterstones Book of the Year 2015***From an award-winning designer comes an original fable about need and lossOnce 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 was not there, and Fox had to face the forest all alone. The Fox and the Star is a work of prose and design, each page thoughtfully created by Coralie Bickford-Smith
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 181 x 259 x 17mm | 567g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Particular Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. col. figs.
  • 1846148502
  • 9781846148507
  • 8,638

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Brilliant ... A delight -- Philip Pullman A lyrical modern fable of loneliness and belonging ... A delight to hold and behold -- Maria Popova * Brain Pickings * Intricate, exquisite... An outstanding gift for five-plus readers -- Amanda Craig, 'Picture Book of the Year' * New Statesman * [A] brief, beautiful book about overcoming grief . . . If ever there was a reason to down the Kindle and go back to paper, this is it . . . An object of sheer gorgeousness . . . Every page is visually stunning, bringing her fable to life . . . 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 * It's great . . . Individual, elegantly and impeccably designed, and with a touching story; and it's technically and graphically intriguing -- David Gentleman The Fox and the Star is not a Christmas book, but it does have a Christmas feel and, with its decorative clothbound cover, makes a per-fect gift. The design and drawing are so beautifully considered that I would like to frame each page -- Lauren Child, Guardian 'Books of the Year' Colourful, substantial and something to keep forever * Stylist * [The Fox and the Star] has the mood of a classic fable * Telegraph * [This] beautifully illustrated picture book contains a moving message about love, loss and learning to accept change * Marie Claire * Selected in Time Out's 100 best children's books * Time Out *
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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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Review Text

Brilliant ... A delight Philip Pullman
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Rating details

2,394 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 43% (1,029)
4 35% (847)
3 18% (419)
2 3% (73)
1 1% (26)
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