The fox and the star

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the fox and the star

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

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.”
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The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

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The Fox And The Star

However, like a proper silly sausage, I completely forgot to tell you which book it was. In fact it was the cover that made me take it from the shelves, aptly in Waterstones, and then buy it then and there. Particular Books, , hardback, picture book, 64 pages, bought by myself for myself. The story of The Fox and the Star initially seems like a rather simple one; it tells of a fox who has always grown up alone with just his friend Star for company, however one day Fox wakes to find Star gone and so must venture into the forest alone to try and find out what has happened. A tale as old as time it would seem, one which also remains timeless too, yet one which actually is a tale of love, friendship, loss and independence. All good things for kids to learn and for adults to be reminded of.

Nov 10, ISBN 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. 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. Coralie Bickford-Smith is an award-winning designer at Penguin Books, where she has created several highly acclaimed series designs. She studied typography at Reading University and lives in London. While older children will be mesmerized, The Fox and the Star is for readers of any age who appreciate sophisticated visuals. Category: Fairy Tales Art Design.

Coralie Bickford-Smith's beautiful book is a real highlight of the year. Her illustrations are stunning - each page could be take out and framed and hung on the wall - and the story is very touching. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is so sweet.
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A poetic illustrated parable of dissolving fear into communion with the cosmos.

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The Fox and the Star is a beautiful work of prose and design, each page thoughtfully created by Coralie Bickford-Smith. 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 Best Children's Books. A delight' Philip Pullman 'A star book for all ages 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 Coralie Bickford-Smith. Our Lists.

The page layout and design were heavily influenced by William Blake and William Morris , evoking a sense of illuminated manuscripts and traditional fairytales. Where I felt it appropriate I playfully dispensed with the strict layout and allowed the elements to break out into the margins. It relates to so many situations — everyone has suffered — and it came together for me with losing my mum at an early age. Children seem to love the idea of the friends and the crazy illustrations, while adults like the concept of things being tough, but coming out the other side. Everyone's been through loss.

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