32 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.2 in
September 1, 1974
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0020436203
ISBN - 13: 9780020436201
From the Publisher
Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book of 1971
"One fine day a fox traveled through the great forest. When he reached the other side he was very thirsty." The jaunty red fox stole milk from an old farm woman, lost his tail under the annoyed woman's knife, and spent the day bargaining to get it back. This humorous retelling of a favorite Armenian folktale is a story small children will follow and "read along" with ease.
About the Author
Illustrator and author Nonny Hogrogian was born in New York City on May 7, 1932. She received a Bachelors degree in fine arts from Hunter College in 1953 and studied woodcutting at the New School of Social Research in 1957. Since illustrating her first book in 1960, she has split her time between freelance illustration and working as a designer for the children's books at Holt, Rinehart and Winston and then Charles Scribner's Sons. She received a Caldecott medal for Always Room for One More in 1966 and One Fine Day in 1972. Her book, The Contest, was named a Caldecott Honor Book. She married poet David Kherdian in 1971 and she occasionally illustrates some of his works.
From Our Editors
After the old woman cuts off his tail when he steals her milk, the fox must go through a long series of transactions before she will sew it back on again.