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Red Fox and His Canoe by Nathaniel Benchley

Red Fox and His Canoe (1964)

by Nathaniel Benchley

Other authors: Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)

Series: I Can Read Books (Level 1)

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it's about an Indian boy who wants a new canoe because he thinks his is to small... so he asks his father for a new one... the father agrees and they go into the forest to select a tree... Little fox wants the biggest canoe in the world but his father talks him into a medium size one... he goes off to catch fish and hears a noise... a bear who eats all his fish and decides to invite two other bears, two otters, a raccoon and finally a moose who breaks the boat in half.....he pieces the halves back together and sail home... everyone cheers except his father who does not believe a word e says...... ( )
  pope_angla | Mar 29, 2017 |
Illustrations show a Native American boy who wants a bigger boat to catch more fish in, but it gets too much for him to handle, just like his father, the Chief, warns. This book is funny.
  weston7707 | Feb 11, 2015 |
  fatjackadams | Jan 4, 2009 |
One of my first books, I have always loved it. ( )
  MrsLee | Mar 30, 2007 |
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This story, built around Red Fox's desire for a bigger canoe, presents no cultural context or information about American Indian lifeways. No specific tribe is indicated. Both illustrations and text contain stereotypes and generalizations. Dad, for instance, is always shown wearing a Plains warbonnet and carrying a pipe, while the text contains such phrases as "like all Indian boys."

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064440753, Paperback)

Red Fox wants a big canoe. And when he gets it, he's off to catch a million fish. But Red Fox gets more than he bargained for in his roomy new canoe -- a bear and his buddies, two otters, a raccoon and... soon there won't be any room left for Red Fox!

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A young Indian boy receives a larger canoe along with some unforeseen complications.

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