Jane, the Fox and Me

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Groundwood Books
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8.6 X 11.3 X 0.6 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author

Fanny Britt is a playwright, author and translator. She has a dozen plays to her credit. She has also translated over fifteen contemporary plays and several other works of literature. She writes children's books and has published, among others, the Félicien series with La Courte Échelle. Jane, the Fox and Me is her first graphic novel. She lives in Montreal with her family.

Isabelle Arsenault is a very talented Quebec illustrator, who has garnered an impressive number of awards and international recognition. She has illustrated several books, including Le coeur de monsieur Gauguin (Governor General's Award) and My Letter to the World and Other Poems (Governor General's Award Finalist, IRA Children's Choices), and she has won the Grand Prix for illustration (Magazines du Québec) for six years running.


A sensitive and possibly reassuring take on a psychological vulnerability that is all too common and not easily defended.-- "Kirkus Review"
More than a few readers will recognize themselves in Hélène and find comfort.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Loneliness is a language that doesn't need translation... it's a language understood by anyone who has endured the interminable wait for a Géraldine of her own.-- "New York Times"
Readers will be delighted to see Helene's world change as she grows up, learning to ignore the mean girls and realizing that, like Jane, she is worthy of friendship and love.-- "School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW"
Hélène's emotional tangle is given poignant expression through Arsenault's pitch-perfect mixed-media art...[Her] story is sweetly comforting and compelling.-- "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED REVIEW"
Britt's poetic prose captures Hélène's heartbreaking isolation . . . [A] brutally beautiful story.-- "Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW"
The theme is universal; girls, especially those who have been at the receiving end of negative comments, will relate to Hélène.-- "Library Media Connections"