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.
'A publishing landmark.' Magpies
'Magnificent.' Reading Time
'a stunning book' Australian Bookseller and Publisher
'The images from this unsettling, provocative story will resonate long after the book has been closed.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
'A strongly atmospheric psycho-fable.visually striking.an open-ended discussion starter.' Kirkus Reviews
'Fox is an archetypal drama about friendship, loyalty, risk and betrayal - a story that is as rich for adults as for older children.' Los Angeles Times
Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks are Australia's top picture-book makers. Their previous books with Allen + Unwin 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
Tom Goes to Kindergarten
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
Winner IBBY, Best Translation for Children 2006 BR; Winner Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (Germany's Premier Children's Book awards), Children's Picture Book 2004 DE; Winner IBBY Honour Diploma, Illustration 2002 AU; Winner Japan School Library Association, Best Translated Picture Book 2001 JP; Winner CBCA Children's Book of the Year, Picture Book 2001 AU; Winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Best Children's Book 2001 AU; Winner NSW Premier's Literary Award, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature 2001 AU; Short-listed Kate Greenaway Medal 2000 GB; Winner APA Design Awards, Scholastic Australia Best 2000 AU
A & U Children
9 - 12