Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 9780714865355, 44pp.
Publication Date: April 2013
Top 10 Children's Book 2013 New York Times Book Review
A "Publishers Weekly" Best Children's Book of 2013
A "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2013
"Tomi Ungerer has created another masterpiece." Eric Carle
In this imaginative tale from master storyteller Tomi Ungerer, two young siblings find themselves cast away on mysterious Fog Island. No one has ever returned from the island's murky shores, but when the children begin to explore, they discover things are not quite as they expected.
Ungerer's captivating drawings evoke the eerie beauty and magic surrounding this timeless adventure. Selected by both "The New York Times" and "Publishers Weekly" as one of the year's best children's books, "Fog Island" is destined to become a modern classic.
. . . a particularly enticing blend of mystery and magic. . . the kind of classic adventure that allows children to triumph over convention and common sense.—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Here, with a becoming respect for children's curiosity about the forces that govern the world and their role in that grand scheme, Ungerer takes young readers to a place they have never been before, and he does the same for the picture book.—Leonard S. Marcus, The New York Times Book Review
. . . an atmospheric, folkloric adventure. . . this is a poignant, magical gift for all of us.—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review