The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable (Hardcover)

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Perfectly balancing humor and wisdom, The Fate of Fausto is a tale that is as meaningful for adults as it is for children. Convinced that everything he sees must belong to him, a man named Fausto claims one thing after the next-- first a flower, then a sheep, a tree, and even a mountain. But when he tries to claim the sea, Fausto learns the hard way that not everything is meant to be owned. Leisurely yet engrossing pacing and wonderfully expressive illustrations make this picture book a small masterpiece. 

— From Jen's Picks


A quirky, cautionary tale from beloved New York Times bestselling picture book creator Oliver Jeffers!

There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his.

"You are mine," Fausto said to the flower, the sheep, and the mountain, and they all bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea . . .

Combining bold art and powerful prose, and working in traditional lithographic printmaking techniques for the first time, world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers has created a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike.

Praise for The Fate of Fausto:

-"Boldly conceived and gracefully executed."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. From his highly acclaimed debut, How to Catch a Star he has gone on to create a collection of bestselling picture books which have been translated into many language all over the world, winning multiple awards including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, Blue Peter Book of the Year, and CBI Book of the Year and he has been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal five times. Lost and Found was made into a BAFTA-winning animated film. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593115015
ISBN-10: 0593115015
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2019
Pages: 96