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Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Groundwood Books
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
8.7 X 0.8 X 11.3 inches | 2.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781554988594

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About the Author

Fanny Britt is a Quebec playwright, author and translator. She has written a dozen plays (among them Honey Pie, HΓ΄tel Pacifique and Bienveillance) and translated more than fifteen. She has also written and translated several other works of children's literature. Jane, the Fox and Me is her first graphic novel.

Isabelle Arsenault is an internationally renowned children's book illustrator whose work has won many awards and much praise from critics. Her books include Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear, Cloth Lullaby by Amy Novesky, and Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. The poetry expressed through Isabelle Arsenault's graphic universe, the gentleness of her lines and the overall charm of her books have made her one of Quebec's best-known and most esteemed illustrators. Visit Isabelle online at IsabelleArsenault.com.

Reviews

ALSC Notable Children's Books
Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
School Library Journal Top 10 Graphic Novels 2017

"This nuanced tale of an observant, sensitive boy finding his own brand of strength is bittersweet and beautifully composed." --Booklist, starred review

"Arsenault's symbolic use of color and animated illustrations breathe life into Britt's quirky, beautiful story, which emphasizes that love is the bravest act of all." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Britt writes with perception about the torment of first love and the pain felt by children caught up in a foundering marriage. ... Arsenault excels at capturing characters in the grip of powerful emotions they're trying to conceal." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The collaborators behind Jane, the Fox & Me have crafted another poignant picture book-sized graphic novel, this time about alcoholism, family separation, and the meaning of bravery." -- Horn Book, starred review

"... a graceful exploration of the frightening fragility and tentative resilience of preteen boys." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"A deceptively complex book -- simple enough for children, but with enough layers to reward repeated readings by adults." -- Foreword Reviews, starred review

"An unflinching, delicate portrait of a boy and his broken family." -- Kirkus Reviews

"An engagingly thoughtful and thought-provoking read from beginning to end." -- Children's Bookwatch