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Hector Fox and the Giant Quest | Astrid Sheckels


2022 Moonbeam Gold Medal Winner for Best Illustrator

“I wish fairy tales were real,” sighed little Lucy Skunk.

Lucy’s wish was all it took for Hector Fox and his merry band of woodland friends to set out on an adventure beyond the friendly Green Wood. They had all heard a rumor of an enormous, shadowy stranger living in the Forbidden Marsh. Was it a fairy-tale giant? The five friends set out on a quest to learn the truth, and with some unexpected help, make a giant discovery.

Hector Fox and the Giant Quest is the first in a series of picture books created by Astrid Sheckels, featuring Hector Fox, Lucy Skunk, Mo Marten, Charlie Chipmunk, Jeremiah Rabbit, and some surprise friends. Look for Hector’s next adventure, Hector Fox and the Raven’s Revenge, coming soon.

Written and illustrated by Astrid Sheckels
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Picture Books
Ages: 4-8
ISBN: 978-1-952143-26-7
Publication Date: September 2021
Dimensions: 9.5 x 10.5 x .4 in
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs

Located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

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Astrid Sheckels cannot remember a time when she was not telling or illustrating stories, especially ones involving imaginary animals. A native of western Massachusetts and growing up in an artistic family, Astrid spent her childhood playing outside, using her imagination, and drawing. Her Scandinavian roots are evident in her artwork, which she describes as a “mix of classic realism and whimsy.” She studied Fine Art at Greenfield Community College and works as a full-time artist. She is a member of the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Astrid is the author/illustrator of “Hector Fox and the Giant Quest”, the first book in the whimsical Hector Fox series. Her debut as an author/illustrator is the award-winning “Nic and Nellie” (2013). As an illustrator, her other award-winning Islandport Press titles are “The Scallop Christmas” (Freeburg, 2009) and “The Fish House Door” (Baldwin, 2010).

Shipping Measurements

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 11 × .5 in