Bloomsbury • October 2020

Fox: A Circle of Life Story is the follow-up to the award-winning Moth: An Evolution Story. written by Isabel Thomas and illustrated by Daniel Egnéus.

Fox: A Circle of Life Story answers the big scientific question: What happens when we die?

I launched the book with a discussion on BBC Woman’s Hour, about my experiences of talking to my own children about the science of death as a part of nature and life.

In the frost-covered forest of early spring, fox is on a mission to find food for her three cubs. As they grow, she teaches them how to survive in the wild. Until one day, fox dies. Her body goes back to earth and grass and air, nourishing the world around her and bringing the forest to life. Death is not just an end, it’s also a beginning.

You can listen back to my BBC Woman’s Hour discussion here:

Bringing together an evocative non-fiction narrative with breath-taking illustrations, this book will help parents and children to talk about life and death. It introduces the scientific concept that death leads to new life, and that this way of understanding the world is no less beautiful and awe-inspiring than traditional stories.

Where to find a copy of Fox: A Circle of Life Story