IBNA- The first story book for children by English designer and author Coralie Bickford-Smith titled 'The Fox and the Star' (2015) has been translated and published in Persian.
From the award-winning designer of the iconic Penguin Hardcover Classics comes a beautifully illustrated fable about loss, friendship, and courage. The book has been translated into Persian by Shahnaz Sa’eli. Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults has released 'The Fox and the Star' for the readers above 12.
It is the story of a friendship between a lonely Fox and the Star who guides him through the frightfully dark forest. Illuminated by Star’s rays, Fox forages for food, runs with the rabbits, and dances in the rain—until Star suddenly goes out and life changes, leaving Fox huddling for warmth in the unfamiliar dark.
To find his missing Star, Fox must embark on a wondrous journey beyond the world he knows—a journey lit by courage, newfound friends, and just maybe, a star-filled new sky.
Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and the art of William Blake, 'The Fox and the Star' is a heartwarming, hopeful tale which comes alive through Bickford-Smith’s beloved illustrations, guiding readers both young and grown to “look up beyond your ears.”
Coralie Bickford-Smith is a designer at Penguin Books. Her book covers have been recognized by the AIGA in the United States and D&AD in the UK, and have featured in numerous international magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Vogue and the Guardian.
Her work on the Penguin Hardcover Classics series has attracted worldwide attention and harks back to the world of Victorian book bindings. She has been asked to exhibit and speak about her work in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, and the US.