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The Worm and the Bird

Coralie Bickford-Smith

**Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal**

A new, beautifully illustrated picture book from the bestselling author of The Fox and the Star, winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.

Deep below the earth, Worm dreams of having more space. There's not much room down there.

Above, Bird waits, through sun and rain and wind.

As the day goes on, will they both find what they are looking for?

From the author of The Fox and the Star, this is a book about searching and hoping, and how the smallest moment can be beautiful.

The Fox and the Star

Coralie Bickford-Smith

This is the moving story of a fox, a star and an eternal friendship, written and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith - chosen as Waterstones Book of the Year and selected in Time Out's 100 Best Children's Books.

'Brilliant ... A delight' Philip Pullman

'A star book for all ages ... the sort you want to keep for ever' Kate Kellaway, Observer

'I would like to frame each page' Lauren Child, Guardian, Books of the Year

'My picture book of the year ... outstanding' Amanda Craig, New Statesman

'Once there was a Fox who lived in a deep, dense forest. For as long as Fox could remember, his only friend had been Star, who lit the forest paths each night. But then one night Star wasn't there, and Fox had to face the forest all alone...'

Coralie Bickford-Smith

Biography

Coralie Bickford-Smith is a designer at Penguin Books. Her book covers have been recognised 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 clothbound series with Penguin Classics 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. The Fox and the Star is her first book, inspired by William Blake's Eternity and the graphic work of William Morris.

Author image © Jake Waters