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Jane, the Fox and Me

By Fanny Britt
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

An emotionally truthful and visually stunning graphic novel about solace and redemption.

“A superb, masterful piece of work.” Financial Times “A graphic novel so well drawn and beautifully told I’m certain it will speak to adults too.” Observer Winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Awards This is the moving and uplifting story of a young girl called Helene. She is shy and awkward and taunted by the other girls at school for being overweight and for smelling and having no friends. Helene's only source of comfort is inside the pages of her book Jane Eyre. Here she finds a plain and strange woman for whom there is hope yet through compassion and love. As she reads on, Helene's own world gradually becomes brighter and perhaps her story will end well too?

  • A universally felt story, sensitively observed with awe-inspiring illustrations.
  • "This story appeals to children and adults alike with its quirky, touching slant on a beloved literary work." Stylist
  • "Beautiful, uplifting ... this is a story about empathy, bravery and perseverance." Financial Times

About the author

Fanny Britt is a Quebec playwright, author and translator. She has written a dozen plays (among them Honey Pie, Hotel Pacifique and Bienveillance) and translated more than fifteen others. She has also written and translated several works of children's literature. Jane, the Fox and Me is her first graphic novel. Find Fanny Britt on Twitter as @fannybritiche.

About the illustrator

Isabelle Arsenault is a Quebec illustrator who has won an impressive number of awards and has achieved international recognition. Her picture books include Migrant by Maxine Trottier, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book and a finalist for the Governor General's Award, and Once Upon a Northern Light by Jean E. Pendziwol as well as the stunning illustrated novel Captain Rosalie. Find Isabelle online at www.isabellearsenault.com

ISBN: 9781406386219
Imprint: Walker Studio
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2019
Dimensions: 215 x 290mm, 104pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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