Leila and the Blue Fox by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Hardcover) – Our Review


Our Review…

Leila and The Blue Fox is a captivating artic adventure of resilience, hope, and family. Based on the real journey of a young artic fox responsible for the longest and fastest fox migration ever recorded. Interwoven alongside a moving story of a young girl, Leila as she embarks on her own tempestuous journey.

Leila joins her mother with her small team of scientists on a perilous expedition across the artic, as they track the voyage of a young artic fox named Miso. Navigating a complicated relationship with her mother and troubled by the traumas of her early life, Leila’s story is one of endurance, vulnerability, and courage. Leila’s story is seamlessly intertwined with Miso’s, as the young fox faces the desolate freezing landscape, starvation, polar bears, and battle for survival.

The monochromatic illustrations beautifully capture the harsh forsaken arctic and landscape. This book explores the consequences of our actions on the natural world and challenges faced by families simply seeking a safe home. A beautiful hardcover novel perfect for readers aged 9+.

Review by Jess @ Great Escape Books