“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

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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About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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11 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” Friday

  1. What a charming story about a girl living in the arctic — indigenous, I presume. My daughter loved stories like this one as a child.

  2. Joanna says:

    I do love almost all indigenous stories, and how often do they touch on environmental issues! That is so telling!

  3. I agree. I want to pick it up based on the cover illustrations. Sounds like a magical story!

  4. Sure hope they bring this one out in the States!

  5. This does look enticing. I’ll have to see if I can find it. Thanks. 🙂

  6. Sue Heavenrich says:

    The cover pulls me toward this story, too, Diane. I think I will enjoy reading it.

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