Fox and the Star
By Coralie Bickford-Smith | Hardcover
From the award-winning designer of the iconic Penguin Hardcover Classics comes a beautifully illustrated fable about loss, friendship, and courage
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 Arts and Crafts movement and 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."
**Diane's Staff Pick**
Breathtakingly illustrated, this hardbound easy-to-read children's tale is about a fox who lives his nights by the light of his only friend, Star. When Star goes missing, Fox loses all he has known. For a long time, he remains alone and cold, unsure of what to do, until one day he realizes he must wander out of his en. It's a beautiful tale of conquering our fears and trusting our instinct, to allow life to lead us to more than we could have ever imagined.