The Fox on the Swing

Evelina Daciutè, Aušra Kiudulaite

Winner of the 2019 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

A beautifully illustrated story for children about the nature of happiness

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

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

— Midwest Book Review

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


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.