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The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear

by Margrete Lamond, Heather Vallance

A tale of cruelty, loyalty and love.

Fox and Bear were true friends. They were close-as-can-be friends, through and through friends… except for one thing.
Fox was quick and slick and sly, and Bear was dumber than a pile of rocks. But that’s how it was.
And it didn’t matter. Then Fox stretched the string of friendship until it snapped and they weren’t friends any more.

The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear is the story of two friends who fall out with one another, and about what happens next. It is outrageous, passionate and poignant, and the bittersweet ending is as ambiguous as any friendship in real life.

A mash-up of several Norwegian folk tales, The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear is told with wit and verve by Margrete Lamond, and the darkly brooding charcoal illustrations are by acclaimed artist Heather Vallance.

About Margrete Lamond

Margrete Lamond is a published author of children's books. Published credits of Margrete Lamond include Tatterhood and Other Feisty Folk Tales, Plague and Pestilence: Deadly Diseases That Changed the World (True Stories), and Going for It! (True Stories).

About Heather Vallance

Heather Vallance is based in Canowindra NSW and has worked in art related areas for 20 years. She is a teacher at TAFE and is a regular tutor of art workshops in galleries, and remote and regional schools.

Heather has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Kedumba Drawing Award 2012 and 2014; 'Call of the Mopoke’', a solo exhibition at Orange Regional Gallery 2014, The Calleen Art Prize; Art Alfresco, Orange Regional Gallery; Regional Central West Artists, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney; Progeny Project Exhibition and Performance, Conservatorium of Music, Orange. Heather has work in both private and public collections.


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