Synopses & Reviews
A timeless folk song provides inspiration for some of the funniest, brightest drawings Peter Spier has ever produced. In the song, a fox forages for food in the village to bring to his family back in the den. The music is also included so everyone can sing along.
With art newly restored and colorized by Peter Spier, a beloved Caldecott Honor Book regains its original glory with this hardcover reissue of Spier s 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 forThe Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, legendary illustrator Peter Spier has gone back to this time-honored favorite to paint the half of the book that was originally printed in black and white. In this glowing new 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."
About the Author
Winner of the 1978 Caldecott Medal for Noah's Ark and a 1962 Caldecott Honor for The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, PETER SPIER is one of America's most popular and renowned illustrators. He has illustrated over one hundred books, and his work can be found in museums and private collections across the country. In addition to illustrating and writing, Mr. Spier is an avid and celebrated builder of model ships. He and his wife live in Shoreham, New York.