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Leila and the Blue Fox

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781510110274

Price: £12.99

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‘A captivating tale that glistens with wonder. Leila and Fox will always have a home in my heart’ Sophie Anderson
‘This is an extraordinary book – wild and beautiful and perfect. The mess and tangle of humanity is so brilliantly contrasted with the wild spirit of nature’ Katya Balen

Come with an Arctic fox on a breathtaking journey … an enthralling story from the bestselling, award-winning creators of Julia and the Shark. With dazzling blue and black illustrations and presented as a deluxe hardback with tracing paper inserts, this is a perfect gift for 9+ fans of The Last Bear and A Wolf Called Wander.

She was very tired.

She lay down, her soft head on her soft paws.

The sunset licked her face.

The snow covered her like a blanket.

Fox wakes, and begins to walk. She crosses ice and snow, over mountains and across frozen oceans, encountering bears and birds beneath the endless daylight of an Arctic summer, navigating a world that is vast, wild and wondrous.
Meanwhile, Leila embarks on a journey of her own – finding her way to the mother who left her. On a breathtaking journey across the sea, Leila rediscovers herself and the mother she thought she’d lost, with help from a determined little fox.

Based on the true story of an Arctic fox who walked from Norway to Canada in seventy-six days, a distance of two thousand miles, this compelling, emotional and beautifully illustrated story is the perfect gift for 9+ readers.


Praise for Julia and the Shark:

‘A tale of courage, understanding and compassion’ The Observer

‘Julia and the Shark is deep, beautiful and true. The art shines and the writing soars. A classic from cover to cover’ Eoin Colfer

‘A truly beautiful book, with text and illustrations in perfect harmony. A book to treasure!’ Jacqueline Wilson

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Beautiful and moving, LEILA AND THE BLUE FOX delicately explores themes of migration, freedom and belonging, through a captivating tale that glistens with wonder. Leila and Fox will always have a home in my heart
Sophie Anderson
This is an extraordinary book - wild and beautiful and perfect. The mess and tangle of humanity is so brilliantly contrasted with the wild spirit of nature
Katya Balen