La description

A story of an unlikely friendship between a young girl named Annie and a fox whom she saves. Nancy Vo’s spare text and atmospheric illustrations imbue these stories with a subtle magic that recalls classic morality fables such as the lion and the mouse—while also upending many of the typical tropes of the Western genre. The Ranger is the second stand-alone story in Nancy Vo’s Crow Stories Trilogy, following 2018’s The Outlaw (“Bewitching”—New York Times).


  • Nominated, Chocolate Lily Book Award — Picture Book 2020
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Picture Books 2019


A restrained text fuses with visually arresting and enigmatic interactions to open a welcoming space for contemplation.

- Kirkus Reviews

The Ranger is a memorable and beautifully illustrated picture book story … an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections …

- Midwest Book Review