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The Fox on the Swing

Evelina Daciutè, Aušra Kiudulaite (Illustrator)


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Winner of the 2019 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

A beautifully illustrated story for children about the nature of happiness

Learn about family, happiness, and friendship in this hope-filled children’s book. Our story starts with a boy named Paul, who lives in a cozy treehouse in a big city with his family. And then something unexpected happens—Paul befriends a wise, friendly fox on a walk home from the bakery. The fox gives Paul a space to think about what makes him happy and what friendship means—all in the pages of a bright and quirky storybook. Join Paul and the fox while helping young readers decide what makes them happy.

Praise For The Fox on the Swing

Enormously satisfying [and] wholly original…this Lithuanian import portrays the friendship developing between a boy and a fox (…reminiscent of The Little Prince). There is much to savor: the honesty of unspoken ruminations, challenging dialogue, and myriad unexpected details.
— Kirkus Reviews

This sweet story of friendship will forever keep children hoping to find adventure.
— Midwest Book Review

Fresh and unexpected… A parade of people, vehicles, and animals through Kiudulaite’s colorful digital collages contributes to the atmosphere of bouncy unpredictability.
— Publishers Weekly

The outstanding writing in this book reflects a deep respect for childhood and the importance of adaptability and absurdity.
— 2019 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Thames & Hudson, 9780500651568, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2018

About the Author

Evelina Daciute is a writer and poet. She is based in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Aušra Kiudulaite is an illustrator and artist. She lives and works in Lithuania.