Cover image for Little fox in the snow / Jonathan London ; illustrated by Daniel Miyares.
Title:
Little fox in the snow / Jonathan London ; illustrated by Daniel Miyares.
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9780763688141
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First edition.
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Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.

©2018
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
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A red fox, driven by hunger and curiosity, explores its world, encountering a mouse, a hare, and a wolverine.
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Follow a young red fox on a snowy day in this striking glimpse of woodland life in winter from Jonathan London and Daniel Miyares.

Little foxling, where will you go?
A red fox emerges from its burrow one wintry morning, a fiery streak against stark white surroundings, driven by hunger and curiosity to investigate its world. Encountering a mouse, a hare, and a wolverine, the little fox takes on the role of both hunter and hunted before returning to the safety of its den, where -- perhaps -- it dreams of something more. Jonathan London's poetic text and Daniel Miyares's stunning impressionistic paintings provide an evocative portrait of a fox and its place in the natural world.


Author Notes

Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s, he was reading his poems in San Francisco jazz clubs, and those experiences found their way into his witty children's book Hip Cat, which has been featured on the PBS children's television show Reading Rainbow.

After writing down the tale The Owl Who Became the Moon in 1989, London began to wonder if other people might want to read it. He picked up his kids' copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and saw that the book was published by Dutton, so he casually decided to send his story to them. Surprisingly enough, they wanted to publish him. Working with different illustrators, and occasionally with co-authors, London has produced literally dozens of books. Most have appeared under his name, but some have come out under a pseudonym, which still remains a secret.He has published over forty books and has earned recognitions from organizations like the National Science Teachers Association.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In this account of a day in the life of a young fox by London (the Froggy series), the first spread peeks into the animal's den. In the velvety dark, a beam of sunlight strikes the curled-up fox. It opens one eye and wakes: "You stretch,/ then follow your breath.../ out into the snow./ Little foxling, where will you go?" A fox must eat. It nabs a mouse but needs more. A snowshoe hare loses the chase, "no match/ for a fleet-footed fox." It drinks, in a wide-view scene that takes in the stream and the bare trees beyond. After evading a wolverine in a heart-pounding series of spreads, the fox returns to its burrow and the sun sets. "Little foxling, what do you dream?" the narrator wonders, and Miyares (That Is My Dream!) paints the forms of a vixen and a fox family as constellations in the winter sky. London energetically conveys an animal's primal concerns, while Miyares's rough strokes and bold washes emphasize a winter forest's web-of-life realities and stark beauty. Ages 4-8. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.