The Fox and the Fisherman

Story and illustrations by Marianne Dumas
Nimbus Publishing
Ages 4–8

This heartwarming story follows the mundane life of a lonely fisher named Barnaby. Each day he does the same thing, goes out in his small fishing boat to catch one measly fish. When all seems hopeless, he sparks an unlikely friendship with a fox and begins to look forward to each encounter. With dreamy watercolour imagery accompanied by flowy text, Dumas perfectly illustrates how even small encounters can cure loneliness.

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