Ottoline and the Purple Fox (Hardcover)

By Chris Riddell

Pan Macmillan, 9781447277927, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2018)

List Price: 12.99*
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Ottoline is back in a brand new adventure from UK Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. Ottoline and Mr. Munroe love puzzles, clues, and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr. Munroe is making notes, too—on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lamp posts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart? Includes a fold-up-and-keep fortune teller!

About the Author

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, has won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the Goth Girl books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, Muddle Earth and the Scavenger series.

Praise For Ottoline and the Purple Fox

"Ottoline is my favourite of the Children's Laureate's creations and this long-awaited title does not disappoint. It is just as clever, quirky and hilarious as I'd hoped." —Scotsman

""The illustrations add humor, depth, and momentum to the narrative . . . exceptional." —School Library Journal on Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

"This is an outstanding example of a picture book-cum-graphic novel, in which Riddell dazzles readers with visual detail and comical oddities and language that is rich, zany, and imaginative. It will satisfy visually needy and visually discerning readers." —School Library Journal on Ottoline Goes to School

“pleasantly peculiar.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Funny and endearing…Ottoline’s newest adventure is worth the wait.” —Booklist Online

“Funny and endearing . . . Ottoline’s newest adventure is worth the wait." —Booklist Online