Brave and the Fox
Written by : Nicola Davies
Illustrated by: Sebastien Braun
Published by: Scholastic, London England Oct 2018
Ages: 3 – 7 years
Theme: bravery, determination, adventure
Opening Lines: The long, dark winter was over at last! The sun shone down on the village under Blue Mountain, where Brave was getting ready for her very first hunting trip.
Synopsis: In the cold and icy white of her homeland, Brave embarks on a hunting trip – and as day turns to night, she finds herself on an unexpected adventure with danger, discovery and, most of all, magic.
Why I like this: The beautifully illustrated cover is what first attracted me to this sweet story. The illustrations throughout the story are rich and and sweet giving it a magical feel. This inspiring story of courage and determination of a young girl left alone in the freezing snow, faces danger but with the help of a fox manages to make her way home again, a heart-warming story, there is also extra information at the back with child-friendly facts about some of the environmental issues faced in the Arctic today.
Author’s website… https://www.nicola-davies.com/books.php
Illustrator’s website… https://www.sebastienbraun.com/
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What a charming story about a girl living in the arctic — indigenous, I presume. My daughter loved stories like this one as a child.
Yes Pat. It is a charming story. Glad you like the post.
I do love almost all indigenous stories, and how often do they touch on environmental issues! That is so telling!
True Joanna. The back pages are great. Glad you liked this post.
I agree. I want to pick it up based on the cover illustrations. Sounds like a magical story!
It’s beautiful I’m sure you will enjoy it. And the back matter touches on things kids could do to help the environment.
Sure hope they bring this one out in the States!
I think you will. It’s published in Scholastic England but also divisions in New York should be of help or Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Brave-Nicola-Davies-Sebastien-illustrator/dp/1407157426
This does look enticing. I’ll have to see if I can find it. Thanks. 🙂
Hi Maria. Yep you should be able to find it. It’s gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by.
The cover pulls me toward this story, too, Diane. I think I will enjoy reading it.