The Fox on the Swing (Hardcover)

By Evelina Daciutè, Aušra Kiudulaite (Illustrator)

Thames & Hudson, 9780500651568, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2018

List Price: 16.95*
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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.

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.

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.

This sweet story of friendship will forever keep children hoping to find adventure.

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

The outstanding writing in this book reflects a deep respect for childhood and the importance of adaptability and absurdity.