The Fate of Fausto

The Fate of Fausto Review

There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his.

“You are mine,” Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea…

Working for the first time in traditional lithography, Oliver Jeffers, combines art with prose, hand set using traditional lead type, to create a modern-day fable.

Title:The Fate of Fausto
Edition Language:English

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    The Fate of Fausto Reviews

  • Somia

    2.75 STARS: A Coffee Table Book – Ok-ish but Not a Book I will Remember I like the message in this little book, a good message for kids to learn/discover, but I don’t think this book depicts the m...

  • David Schaafsma

    A kind of fable or allegory for our times, probably an all-ages book as it speaks to power and greed and man's sense of "dominion" or "ownership" of the natural world. A rich man claims he owns trees,...

  • Kate Wyver

    I'd like Oliver Jeffers to come and draw waves all over the walls in my house....

  • Ellie Labbett

    I found myself feeling quite surprised by Jeffers’ latest release. By far, this feels like one of his most daring childrens books, and one that felt far more powerful to me than his other work. Taki...

  • Elizabeth A

    This picture book is rather strange, and not one I'd recommend reading to little ones. It starts out in a fun way, but gets really dark. I liked the whimsical illustrations, but the text isn't compell...

  • Vijetha

    More than half of the book was weirdly set with nothing but a sentence written on top. It was disappointing to see all the blank spaces especially in an illustrated book for children. ...

  • KDV

    A surprise ending -- for a picture book anyway -- that I was very happy with. I doubt most parents will like it. I liked it. ...

  • Rebecca

    Hmmmm. I'm a big Oliver Jeffers fan, and I appreciate this parable about greed, illustrated (surprisingly -- I didn't know until I read it) via traditional lithographic printmaking. Printmaking takes ...

  • Edward Sullivan

    A poingnant modern-day fable about greed and hubris. ...

  • ?????? ???? ?????

    Dark ending. Great paintings for this fable. Sad ending. A little harsh for a picture book. ...