The Fox on the Swing

Evelina Daciutè, Aušra Kiudulaite


Learn about family, happiness, and friendship in this hope-filled children’s book. Our story starts with a boy named Paul, who lives in a cozy treehouse in a big city with his family. And then something unexpected happens—Paul befriends a wise, friendly fox on a walk home from the bakery. The fox gives Paul a space to think about what makes him happy and what friendship means—all in the pages of a bright and quirky storybook. Join Paul and the fox while helping young readers decide what makes them happy.


The outstanding writing in this book reflects a deep respect for childhood and the importance of adaptability and absurdity.

— 2019 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Enormously satisfying [and] wholly original…this Lithuanian import portrays the friendship developing between a boy and a fox (…reminiscent of The Little Prince). There is much to savor: the honesty of unspoken ruminations, challenging dialogue, and myriad unexpected details.

— Kirkus Reviews

Fresh and unexpected… A parade of people, vehicles, and animals through Kiudulaite's colorful digital collages contributes to the atmosphere of bouncy unpredictability.

— Publishers Weekly

This sweet story of friendship will forever keep children hoping to find adventure.

— Midwest Book Review


Evelina Daciutè


Evelina Daciute is a writer and poet. She is based in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Aušra Kiudulaite

Illustrated By

Aušra Kiudulaite is an illustrator and artist. She lives and works in Lithuania.