A Fox Called Sorrow: The Legend of Little Fur: The Legend of Little Fur

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Penguin Random House Australia, Jan 25, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 312 pages
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Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer. She sings to the ancient trees that protect the small wilderness.

Little Fur has battled once before with those who would destroy the great earth spirit that nurtures all living things. Now her fate becomes entangled with the mysterious fox, Sorrow, and together they must travel to Underth in a dangerous quest to uncover the evil plans of the troll king.

'Isobelle Carmody's Legend of Little Fur books evoke a dreamlike sense of warmth and tenderness.'Sydney Morning Herald

'Isobelle Carmody's impish, environmentally passionate character is completely convincing, taking readers into a world that's familiar, and yet in Carmody's hands, refreshingly original.'Sunday Age

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User Review  - LemurKat - LibraryThing

A sweetly charming and relatively simple tale, that follows on from the fable "Little Fur". Carmody has a lyrical writing style, that would translate well to being narrated aloud, and also resounds ... Read full review

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User Review  - eangers - LibraryThing

Little Fur: A Fox Called Sorrow was shortlisted in the 2007 Children's Novel category for the Aurealis Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Lower Primary category of the Speech Pathology Australia ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed authors of fantasy. At fourteen, she began Obernewtyn, the first book in her much-loved Obernewtyn Chronicles, and has since written many works in this genre. Her novel The Gathering was joint winner of the 1993 Children's Literature Peace Prize and the 1994 CBCA Book of the Year Award, and Greylands was joint winner of the 1997 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction (Young Adult category), and was named a White Raven at the 1998 Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Isobelle's work for younger readers includes her two series, The Legend of Little Fur, and The Kingdom of the Lost, the first book of which, The Red Wind, won the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers in 2011. She has also written several picture books as well as collections of short stories for children, young adults and adults.

After living in Europe for more than a decade, these days Isobelle divides her time in Australia between her home on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, and Brisbane, where she is working on a PhD at the University of Queensland. She lives with her partner and daughter, and a shadow-black cat called Mitya.