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The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
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The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

Hardcover

$18.99
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

About the Book

This Caldecott Honor book from beloved illustrator Peter Spier is a spirited take on a classic American folk song.

"[Spier's] finely detailed, action-packed New England autumn vistas are almost startlingly beautiful."—The New York Times 
 
Over fifty years after he won a Caldecott Honor for The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, legendary illustrator Peter Spier went back to this time-honored favorite in 2014 to paint the half of the book that was originally printed in black and white. In this glowing, restored vision of Spier’s beloved classic, follow the wily fox as he roams a sleepy New England town in search of a meal, with tones and textures so vivid you can almost hear the crackle of crisp fall leaves and the ripples of the river in the moonlight.

Product Details

On sale: September 9, 2014
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 48 Pages
ISBN: 9780385376167
Reading level: Lexile: 900L | Fountas/Pinnell: L

Author Bio

PETER SPIER was one of America's most popular and renowned children's illustrators. His books, acclaimed by critics and readers alike, won numerous awards and honors: Noah's Ark won the Caldecott Medal and The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night is a Caldecott Honor Book. His book People was awarded the Christopher medal, was nominated for an American Book Award, and received the National Mass Media Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for "outstanding contributions to better human relations and the cause of brotherhood."

Spier was born and educated in Amsterdam. Before coming to the United States he served in the Royal Dutch Navy. He illustrated more than 100 books and was also an avid and celebrated builder of model ships. Peter Spier died in 2017 at the age of 89.

Praise

A Caldecott Honor Book

An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

"[Spier's] finely detailed, action-packed New England autumn vistas are almost startlingly beautiful."—The New York Times