Leila and the Blue Fox: The perfect gift for every child!

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Leila and the Blue Fox: The perfect gift for every child!

Leila and the Blue Fox: The perfect gift for every child!

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Poetry, informal message, formal letter, short information text, diary entry, narrative and action scenes, tweet Main Outcome: The feeling in Leila‘s chest is almost overwhelming. She’d call it love but that was ridiculous. She can’t love a fox, In its own way as wild as that bear had been, this animal she’s never met. But there isn’t really another word." This is an extraordinary book – wild and beautiful and perfect. The mess and tangle of humanity is so brilliantly contrasted with the wild spirit of nature’ Katya Balen

Fox is walking, endlessly walking, searching for food. Meanwhile, Leila is travelling to Norway to see her mother, whom she hasn’t seen for six years. She’s trying not to remember another journey she’s made, years before, from Damascus to the UK. Now it’s summer in the Arctic Circle and the bright, endless sun threatens to shine a light on the awkwardness between Leila and her mum. Leila and the Blue Fox is a complete standalone story, but takes all the elements that made Julia so great, and builts upon it. Again, we have a layered tale of a young protagonist dealing with a tough personal situation at home, parallelled with a story of our natural world and one of the endangered animals within it. Again, we have stunning (equally layered) illustrations with the single accent-colour, to bring the story and atmosphere to life. And again; all these elements together add up to more than the sum of its parts, and make an impactful story about a potentially difficult topic approachable to young readers and adults alike. This time, instead of themes of mental health like in Julia’s story, Leila takes on migration; both natural- and human alike.A captivating tale that glistens with wonder. Leila and Fox will always have a home in my heart’ Sophie Anderson

Delivery with Standard Australia Post usually happens within 2-10 business days from time of dispatch. Please be aware that the delivery time frame may vary according to the area of delivery and due to various reasons, the delivery may take longer than the original estimated timeframe. This is an extraordinary book - wild and beautiful and perfect. The mess and tangle of humanity is so brilliantly contrasted with the wild spirit of nature - Katya Balen Julia and the Shark is deep, beautiful and true. The art shines and the writing soars. A classic from cover to cover’ Eoin Colfer Leila and the Blue Fox tells the story of parallel journeys by Miso, an Artic fox and Leila, whose mum has chosen her work over her motherhood. Leila’s emotional story of lost love and jealousy is set against the perilous but essential migration of the fox. The story is told in Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s beautiful words and the stunning illustrations of Tom de Freston.Beautiful and moving, Leila and the Blue Fox delicately explores themes of migration, freedom and belonging, through a captivating tale that glistens with wonder. Leila and Fox will always have a home in my heart' - Sophie Anderson

Perfect for upper primary children, this is a moving story, based on true events, with many thrilling moments of danger and adventure. The Arctic landscape is brought to life vividly in dazzling prose and stunning blue artwork. The need for both animals and people to migrate is explored in a thoughtful, sensitive way, as is the mother/daughter relationship. A real triumph.

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Based on the true story of an Arctic fox who walked from Norway to Canada in seventy-six days, a distance of two thousand miles, this compelling, emotional and beautifully illustrated story is perfect for readers of any age.

Similar to the protagonist in Millwood Hargrave and Freston’s first book, Julia and the Shark, Leila has a complex relationship with her mother. Both mothers are scientists absorbed in their work and both daughters struggle to connect to them. Leila is, however, frustrated as she feels she is not her mother’s priority, her work is. Yet ‘all the anger fades for a moment and there is only this: it feels so good to be held by her mother.’ The reader then witnesses a healing journey across the Arctic continent – healing for all involved – and the themes of not giving up hope and finding love become clear. There is a Spelling Seed session for every week of the associated Writing Root. Coverage: Word List Words Around this time last year, I had the pleasure of reviewing Julia and the Shark; the first collaborative efford of Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston. It combined Kiran’s powerful storytelling with Tom’s beautiful monochromatic illustrations with a single accent colour to create one of the best and most memorable middle-grade novels I’ve read recently. I remember thinking; I wouldn’t mind if the would make this a “brand”. Well, my wish was answered with this spiritual sequel, about to release on October 13th. This is a beautiful story with multiple journeys made throughout. Though aimed at readers 9+, adults are still able to enjoy and understand underlying issues of war, abandonment, self growth and things a parent must do for their child. Julia and the Shark is deep, beautiful and true. The art shines and the writing soars. A classic from cover to cover' Eoin ColferBased on the true story of an Arctic fox who walked from Norway to Canada in seventy-six days, a distance of two thousand miles, this compelling, emotional and beautifully illustrated story is the perfect gift for 9+ readers. Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, playwright, and bestselling author. Her debut The Girl of Ink & Starswon the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 and the British Book Award's Children's Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Jhalak Prize, the Branford Boase Award and the Little Rebels Prize. Throughout this story, we are able to see the journey of a child getting to reconnect with her mother and the development in their relationship, as well getting taken on the journey of a young artic fox, forced to journey thousands of miles to ensure their survival. Hello Yellow - 80 Books to Help Children Nurture Good Mental Health and Support With Anxiety and Wellbeing -



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