Ottoline and the Purple Fox (Paperback)

By Chris Riddell

Pan Macmillan, 9781509881550, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/1/2018)

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Ottoline is back in a brand new adventure! 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

"Funny and endearing, with plenty of character cameos, Ottoline’s newest adventure is worth the wait." —Booklist Online

"As in previous episodes this fey tale is related in a mix of short narrative passages with many fantastically meticulous line drawings featuring bold monochrome highlights (purple, here) and gracefully posed figures in finely detailed garb and surroundings. . . . Pleasantly peculiar." —Kirkus Reviews

“The illustrations add humor, depth, and momentum to the narrative. . . . Exceptional.” —School Library Journal starred review of Ottoline and the Yellow Cat