Fox

This sophisticated, multi-award winning picture book goes to the heart of human relationships. 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,...
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This sophisticated, multi-award winning picture book goes to the heart of human relationships. 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. Fox is an accomplished picture book concerning complex and familiar moral dilemmas rendered translucent through narrative and image. Fox sinuously and maliciously disturbs the supportive relationship between the one-eyed Dog and the burnt and maimed Magpie, threatening their very existence. Established literary and environmental connotations about foxes come together in this archetypal tale of Oless than perfectO characters. This story of friendship, freedom and loyalty is a multilayered parable in which the hand-lettered text and visually stunning pictures are fully integrated. This is a rich book masterfully composed from spare, elegant language and a vibrant, earthy palette built up and inscribed across each page. About the Authors: Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks are Australia's top picture-book makers. Their previous book 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 Friends First Day Tom Goes to Kindergarten Night Night! Baby Boomsticks Ron Brooks lives in Huonville, Tasmania. He has illustrated many memorable books for children, including: The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Motor Bill and the Lovely Caroline Henry's Bed + Henry's Bath