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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • Raven Black

    This is not really for the picture book crowd. I think if you explain the story to the older child, they will appreciate the message, but may not pick it up right away. This is a book you experience o...

  • 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. ...

  • Katie Mote

    This is an interesting book. It's about a man who wants to own everything and tries to make everything his. And with all his power he still isn't satisfied, he still wants more. Thats when the sea sho...

  • KC

    A fable of greed and the over powering need of it. Surprise ending-kudos to the author/illustrator. ...

  • Colin Garrow

    A greedy man who thinks he owns everything, sets out to review his domain. He tells the flower, “You are mine,” and the flower agrees. Fausto declares the same to the sheep and the mountain, who a...