The Fox on the Swing

Evelina Daciutè, Aušra Kiudulaite

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.

Winner of the 2019 Mildred L. Batchelder Award.


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 Daciutè 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.