Leila and the Blue Fox

Winner of the Wainwright Children’s Prize 2023

Kiran Millwood Hargrave author Tom de Freston illustrator


Publisher:Hachette Children's Group

Published:29th Sep '22


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Leila and the Blue Fox cover

*Winner of the 2023 Wainwright Prize for Children's Writing on Nature & Conservation!*

'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' 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.

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

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 *
Leila and the Blue Fox really is a thing of beauty both inside and out * A.F. Steadman, author of SKANDAR *
Powerful and moving * Countryfile Magazine *

ISBN: 9781510110274

Dimensions: 218mm x 156mm x 22mm

Weight: 600g

256 pages