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Meet Gaspard the Fox as he sets out one summer evening in search of adventure and something to eat. On his travels he meets a superior cat named Peter and Finty the dog, who help him navigate the local canal in his hunt for supper.

This enchanting and humorous picture book celebrates urban foxes and their relationship with the other animals and humans with whom they share the city.  A warm-hearted story about friendship and being accepted for who you are. The first in a series of urban adventures with Gaspard and his friends by the broadcaster Zeb Soanes and best-selling illustrator James Mayhew.

“I loved reading about the adventures of Gaspard the Fox. More please!” - Francesca Simon

“The children's book to watch out for” - Sunday Times

“A modern day classic” - South Wales Evening Post

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Gaspard and Peter set out on a new adventure to find Finty at the local summer fete. When Gaspard unwittingly gets entered into the fancy-dress dog show, chaos and hilarity ensue in this fun-packed sequel to Gaspard the Fox.

“A wonderful tale about celebrating difference and triumphing against the odds” - Clare Balding

Vists GASPARD’S DEN for lots of craft ideas and to see young readers' artwork.

Download a FREE POSTER of foxy facts to print for your home or classroom.

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Gaspard the Fox published by Graffeg


Zeb Soanes is a familiar voice to millions.  He is a newsreader for those who wake up to The Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 and puts the nation to bed with The Shipping Forecast.  On television he has presented The Proms and presents concerts with orchestras around the UK. Patron of The Mammal Society.

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James Mayhew is an award-winning illustrator, author, concert presenter and storyteller. He is the creator of the much loved Ella Bella Ballerina and Boy. He published The Knight Who Took All Day with Graffeg in September 2017.

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Gaspard is a REAL fox!


See the real Gaspard in this BBC News video

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Zeb, Gaspard and the folding bicycle

One day a little fox appeared outside Zeb's home.  It was magical to meet a wild animal in the middle of the city.  It visited every night after that and everyone agreed it was the handsomest fox in London.  Zeb started to write about its adventures and now people all over the world send messages to Gaspard.

What would you ask a little fox if you met one outside your front door? 


Photos and videos of the real Gaspard

You can see more Gaspard pictures on Instagram @GaspardTheFox