The Fire Fox

Alexandra Page

Illustrated by Stef Murphy

Ages 3 to 6

2022 Nominee

Oscar's Book Prize

28 October 2021
32 pages


Shortlisted for Oscar's Book Prize 2022

An uplifting, magical book perfect for sharing at bedtime that will leave children feeling warm, cosy and loved.

Freya and her mum have gone to a little cabin to get away for a while. The light has gone out of their lives since Freya's dad passed away. Freya isn't sure about going sledging, but when she meets a magical fox in the snow, she can't help but follow him into the forest – and on to a thrilling adventure.

A heartwarming bedtime story inspired by the Finnish Saami myth of the revontulet, or fox fires – the sparks that fly from the fur of a mystical fox to become the Northern Lights.

The Fire Fox is a gloriously illustrated, beautifully written story about the nurturing light of love that can't be dimmed, written by debut author Alexandra Page and illustrated by the exciting talent Stef Murphy. This enchanting picture book with its touching story of sadness, hope, love and joy begs to be read again and again.

Mum and Freya are staying in a cosy little cabin – but Freya feels empty now that Dad is no longer with them. When she finds a white fox in the snow, however, she follows her new friend out into a world of magic … Inspired by the Finnish Sami legend of the “fox fires” which form the northern lights, this moving, glowing tale is bewitching to read.
Another winter tale to warm the toes is this delightful story based on an Arctic Circle myth in Sami culture, about a fire fox whose fur scatters sparks that transform into the Northern Lights. [...] A message of hope about rediscovering light in the darkness.
[will] captivate younger children