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White Fox by Chen Jiatong

White Fox

Chen Jiatong

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Chicken House Ltd
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Publication date: 5 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781912626083

Dilah is a young white fox who returns home to find his mother gravely injured. Before she dies, she tells him of a secret treasure with the power to make animals human. But wicked blue foxes want it too and will stop at nothing to learn its whereabouts ...

4 stars out of 5
James Lovegrove
6 Sep 2019

"an anthropomorphic delight, full of peril, friendship and mysticism"

Chen Jiatong’s inspiration for the story came from a childhood vision he had of a “tall, milk-white figure” standing outside his bedroom window, with two foxlike ears and emitting a silver glow. His novel, the work of six years and translated by Jennifer Feeley, is an anthropomorphic delight, full of peril, friendship and mysticism. The Dilah series now runs to six volumes in China, and one hopes that English-language editions of the sequels will follow, not least because this first book ends on an unfinished note.