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Hog in the Fog


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Hog in the Fog: A Harry & Lil Story by Julia Copus - told in fizzingly original rhymes from a rising star in the poetry world - is the first brand-new picture book on the Faber Children's list.

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Julia Copus was born in London, near to the Young Vic theatre, and now lives in Somerset. She has won First Prize in the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (2010). She also writes for radio; her first play, Eenie Meenie Macka Racka, was awarded the BBC's Alfred Bradley prize. She is a Lector for the Royal Literary Fund, and in 2008 was made an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter. Hog in the Fog is her debut picture book.


Copus tells the tale in easy, breezy aabb rhyme that bounces rhythmically along, with each character's movements given a distinct, appropriate sound in perfect sync with the cadence. Seo's bright, inventive illustrations complement the action beautifully, convey Lil's every emotion, and are filled with unexpected and delightful details...Little readers will want to enjoy it again and again." Kirkus Reviews

A perfect combination of clever rhymes and beautiful illustrations Sunday Express Whimsical and enticing Metro Julia Copus is an accomplished poet, and in Hog in the Fog, illustrated by Eunyoung Seo, she shows what she can do, in lively rhyme, for a young audience Observer Take a smidgeon of "The Gruffalo," add a tiny pinch of "Foggy Foggy Forest" and some truly charming artwork, and you're half way towards imagining how great "Hog in the Fog" is. Read it Daddy! The launch title in Faber's new picture book list, this is an exquisite rhyming tale about a hapless hog who gets lost in the fog. Beautiful illustrations Angels and Urchins Julia Copus's lively rhyming and repetitive text makes the story come vividly to life. Julia Eccleshare LoveReading4Kids

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