The Fate of Fausto

The Fate of Fausto

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
ISBN:9780008357917
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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...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • Kate Wyver

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

  • Edward Sullivan

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

  • Maeve

    Don't be greedy!...

  • Lindsey

    I love the simplicity, message, and artwork. ...

  • Kim

    If I had encountered this as a child, I think it would've stayed with me for the rest of my life. Instead, the fables my father told in lieu of bedtime stories fill that role, and this, while as charm...

  • Billie

    Oliver Jeffers does it again! With The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable, he has created a timeless tale of greed and hubris completely suited to our current time. With shades of both The Little Prince ...

  • Mary

    You might recognize Oliver Jeffers's name from my recommendation of Stuck few months ago. When Penguin Random House asked me if I'd like to share his newest book, The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable (...