img_0199I don’t have words to describe quite how wonderful this book is. More fable than tale it tells the story of the relationship between a fox and a star. It is a story of love, separation and inner strength – so simple and so beautifully told. Poetry in prose and illustrations that take the breath away, it is a parable that all of us can relate to, making it that most rare delight which adults will want to read again and again.

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It was originally published last year in an exquisite hardback, but knowing that it would be stained with marmite within days of coming home with me, I resigned myself to cooing over it in a corner of the bookshop. And then yesterday I spotted it – the softcover, picture book version! Just as beautiful but infinitely more child friendly. I have yet to read it to the kids though. I want to keep those intricate pages pristine a while longer.

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