Tail of Fox

Tail of Fox

Text by JIANG Yitan, illustration by Kendra Wang
Chinese, 32pp, age 3-6
Citic, November 2018
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It is a story that teaches children to do good deeds in a correct manner. One day in a chilly winter, a cold and hungry fox went through the woods searching for food. He felt so excited at seeing a man sitting on the ice fishing. His mouth couldn’t help watering. He begged the man for a fish to fill his belly, but he still wanted more. It was too cold outside, and the man was anxious to go home, so he lent all his fishing gear to the fox for him to fish by himself. Unfortunately, the fox harvested nothing and found his tail frozen to the ice. Then he was desperately shouting for the mole, the rabbit and the peacock to come to his rescue. But all of them were victims of his bullying, would they return good for evil?


JIANG Yitan, one of the most influential short story writers in contemporary China, has published six collections of short stories so far. He has won the first Lin Jinlan Prize for Excellent Short Story Writers, Pu Songling Prize for Short Stories, Hundred Flowers Prize for Literature, Short Story Prize for Selected Novels, Shanghai Literature Prize for Short Stories. Kendra Wang is a graduate illustrator from London University of Art and now lives in the UK. Her works have been included in many illustration competitions.


繪者:Kendra Wang


在一個寒冷的冬天,又冷又餓的狐狸穿過樹林去尋找食物,他看到一個男人坐在冰面上釣魚,他饞的直流口水。 於是他和男人要了一條魚充飢,由於天太冷,男人要回家,狐狸將男人釣魚的全部工具借到手準備自己多釣幾條魚。 但是他不僅沒有釣上一條魚,而且還將自己的尾巴凍在了冰面上,他向他曾經欺負過的鼴鼠、兔子還有孔雀大聲求救,他們會不會救他呢?




蔣一談,2017年7月,出版詩集《給孩子的截句》 2018年3月,出版詩集《童謠》 2018年11月,出版兒童繪本處女作《我故意不說話》 當代中國頗有影響力的短篇小說家之一,至今已出版六部短篇小說集,其重要作品有《魯迅的鬍子》《中國故事》《透明》《林蔭大道》《赫本啊赫本》《公羊》《中國鯉》《夏末秋初》《芭比娃娃》《發生》《在酒樓上》等。曾獲得首屆林斤瀾優秀短篇小說作家獎、蒲松齡短篇小說獎、百花文學獎短篇小說獎、《小說選刊》短篇小說獎、《上海文學》短篇小說獎、“南方閱讀盛典”受讀者關注作家獎、首屆卡丘·沃倫詩歌獎。 Kendra Wang 畢業於倫敦藝術大學研究生插畫專業,現居英國。 其作品在英國和中國均有展出,曾多次入圍插畫比賽,曾獲得英國插畫比賽叢林獎Ijungle Merit Award的銀獎。