Fog Island

Fog Island

By Tomi Ungerer

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.

About the Author
TOMI UNGERER, winner of the 1998 Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration for his lifetime contributions to children's literature, has created over 70 books for children. He was born in Strasbourg, Alsace, in France in 1931. After many years in America, he now lives in Ireland and Strasbourg.

Praise For Fog Island

. . . 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