The Fox on the Swing (Hardcover)
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.
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.