The Ranger (Hardcover)

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The Ranger is an unusual story, spare in its telling and powerful in its rendering.  A Ranger cares for a wounded fox and receives a lesson in that caring is not a quid pro quo but an act unto itself. This deeply resonant book of is a treasure to share.

— From The Holiday Twenty


In this memorable and beautifully illustrated story, a ranger comes across a fox caught in a trap. The ranger frees the fox and promises only to tend to its wounds. The fox recovers and remains curiously close to the ranger, and when unexpected twists occur, the fox ends up being the helper. The ranger asks the fox, "Does this make us even?" and almost immediately feels regret - keeping score has no place in friendship. And so the two continue their journey together.

In this second book in the Crow Stories trilogy, Nancy Vo explores themes of friendship and how meaningful bonds form when we can give and receive openly. Vo's stunning, spare illustrations are a delight, and complement the journey of these two nuanced characters toward understanding and companionship.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781773061283
ISBN-10: 1773061283
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: August 6th, 2019
Pages: 44
Language: English