The Fox and the Star
The Fox and the Star is the story of a friendship between a lonely Fox and the Star who guides him through the frightfully dark forest. Illuminated by Star's rays, Fox forages for food, runs with the rabbits, and dances in the rain--until Star suddenly goes out and life changes, leaving Fox huddling for warmth in the unfamiliar dark.
To find his missing Star, Fox must embark on a wondrous journey beyond the world he knows--a journey lit by courage, newfound friends, and just maybe, a star-filled new sky.
Inspired by the art of William Blake, The Fox and the Star is a heartwarming, hopeful tale which comes alive through Bickford-Smith's beloved illustrations, guiding readers both young and grown to 'look up beyond your ears.'
- Written and illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith.
- Published by Penguin Books, November 10, 2015.
- Ages 4+
- 0.6" H x 9.9" L x 7.1" W (1.0 lbs) 64 pages
- Beautiful Cloth-Bound Cover
PRAISE FOR FOX AND THE STAR
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."
-The Boston Globe
"A beautiful piece of design coupled with thoughtful prose...[a] masterpiece."
"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. "
--Laura Miller, Slate
"A delightful surprise for fairy tale lovers of all ages."
"Book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith has created a volume that's as close to a work of art as anything mass-produced can be...It's a quiet allegory made perfect by exquisite, pattern-based illustrations printed on heavy paper. While older children will be mesmerized, The Fox and the Star is for readers of any age who appreciate sophisticated visuals. Grade: A+"
--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"One of the most beautiful kids books in recent memory."
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"An unusual, pleasantly old-fashioned... gorgeous production value and moving illustrations."