We are absolutely delighted to announce that the highly acclaimed Jackie Morris is bringing her tale The White Fox to Barrington Stoke.
We have long been admirers of Jackie’s inimitable and very beautiful artwork, and here it accompanies a very special story of one boy and a stowaway white fox he befriends, in a place where both feel very at sea. A timeless story of belonging, family and the value of the wild animals with whom we share the planet . Our press release is below with all the information and a first look at some incredible images!
PRESS RELEASE: 20th MAY 2016
Barrington Stoke acquires award-winning Jackie Morris’ The White Fox; a beautiful and evocative tale of one boy’s connection to the wild
World rights to The White Fox were acquired by Barrington Stoke Editor Emma Baker directly from Jackie Morris.
Inspired by the true story of an Arctic Fox who climbed into a dumpster in the Arctic and ended up as a stowaway in Seattle, The White Fox is a beautiful, powerful and affecting tale – one that clearly resonates with themes of wilderness and wildness, the connection between animal and human, and universal experiences of loss and bereavement and the sway and magic of the ‘old ways’.
The day the fox came things began to change for Sol. Lost, alone and far away from home, Sol feels a deep connection with the little white fox he discovers down at the Seattle docks – he too feels lost in the big city. Dad is always busy working and Sol misses the grandparents they have left behind. When the white fox is captured Sol decides to take the fox back home, reuniting his own family in the process.
A timeless story of belonging, family and the value of the wild animals with whom we share the planet .
The White Fox by Jackie Morris will be published in October 2016 in a collectable hardcover edition with a foiled jacket, foiled case and ribbon marker, joining Barrington Stoke’s Colour Conkers – glorious, full-colour books that celebrate the very special alchemy that is interwoven word and picture.
Mairi Kidd, MD of Barrington Stoke says of the new acquisition: “Jackie Morris is an incredible artist in word and story and her support for Barrington Stoke’s list – and especially our visual storytelling – has been a huge boost to us. We are so proud to welcome Jackie to our roster of authors with this very special book.”
Jackie Morris adds: “I found this story in the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle where I met with snow leopards and then a small, curled arctic fox. The roots of the story are there but it branches out. As a child I struggled to read. Barrington Stoke’s books would have helped me so much. I am so proud and pleased to be working with them.”
About Jackie Morris: Jackie Morris is a storyteller, watercolourist and photographer with a particular reputation for glorious wildlife observation and retellings of folk and fairytales. Jackie lives in Wales surrounded by wildlife – including the domestic variety – and documents her life and work on a popular blog.