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The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle

Victoria Williamson


Also available as: eBook

Range: Kelpies Paperback 272 pages 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9781782504900 Publication date: 19 April 2018
Ideal for ages: 10, 11 and 12

She is the Fox Girl.
I am the White Gazelle.
Together we can outrun anything.

Reema feels completely lost. She'll never call this strange country, with its grey skies and boring food, home. Syria is her home and it's a million miles away.

Caylin feels completely alone. She's looking after her useless mum, stealing from other kids so she can eat. She can't tell anyone, they'll only let her down.

The refugee and the bully -- Reema and Caylin can't imagine being friends, until a shared secret brings them together.

'A beautiful story singing with love and hope'
-- Sarah Driver, author of the Huntress series.


'Relevant, moving and quite extraordinary.'
-- Lucy Coates, author of the Beasts of Olympus series

'A touching, thought-provoking adventure.'
-- The Bookseller

'Beautifully written, touching and inspiring.'
-- Nikki Sheehan, twice-nominated Carnegie author of Swan Boy and Goodnight, Boy

'An essential read in today's political climate.'
-- Lu Hersey, Mslexia Children's Book Award-winning author of Deep Water

'A wonderful melding of cultures -- beautiful.'
-- Clare McFall, twice winner of the Scottish Teen Book Award for Ferryman and Black Cairn Point

'A well-crafted, sensitively drawn debut.'
-- Rachel Hamilton, author of Louie Lets Loose

'I can't imagine a more important or inspiring message to convey in a book right now.'
-- Eloise Williams, author of Gaslight, 2017 Wales Arts Review's Children's Book of the Year

'This is a beautiful story... I was totally captivated... I just loved it and it needs to be in every primary and secondary school library.'
-- Book Lover Jo, book blogger

'[A] touching story of hope and friendship... an inspiring and moving debut novel which I would recommend for readers of 9+.'
-- Armadillo

Fox Girl and the White Gazelle


Victoria Williamson is a primary school teacher with a Master’s degree in special needs education. She has worked as a science teacher and teacher trainer in Cameroon and Malawi, an English as a foreign language teacher in China, and as a special needs teacher in…

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