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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox (original 1970; edition 1986)

by Roald Dahl, Donald Chaffin (Illustrator)

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Title:Fantastic Mr. Fox
Authors:Roald Dahl
Other authors:Donald Chaffin (Illustrator)
Info:Alfred A. Knopf (1986), Edition: First, Hardcover, 62 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:fiction, children

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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl (1970)

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    The Fox Busters by Dick King-Smith (Polenth)
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    The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (themulhern)
    themulhern: Kipling's animal stories are generally more sentimental and often more talky than "Fantastic Mr. Fox". Frequently, humans are very prominent and the animals are in a position of devoted servitude. But the short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" is quick moving and exciting, and the little mongoose who is the protagonist is a very independent character.… (more)
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    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (sturlington)

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such a nice little book ( )
  Banoczi_Henrietta | Jun 19, 2017 |
I got this for Christmas and read it before I opened any of my presents. The movie is also worth 5 stars!
  kemilyh1988 | Jan 16, 2017 |
this was 88pages long only because the pages were half taken up with pictures, hahahaa. Should have been a short story. A fox outwits three men who are hunting him and his family. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Author Roald Dahl has written another hilarious book, Fantastic Mr. Fox, that young and older readers will adore. Roald Dahl tells the story of three cruel, but entertaining farmers who are seeking revenge against the pesky Mr. Fox who has been stealing their livestock to feed his family. This story will have students cheering on Mr. Fox has he hatches a plan to outwit the farmers. This story is not too long, which keeps readers of all ages engaged. It is also full of rich vocabulary that will leave children and teachers wishing for more. Roald Dahl is a fabulous author, and I recommend that all teachers include this book in their classroom collection of Dahl novels. ( )
1 vote hannahlowe | Sep 25, 2016 |
The first book I was thought to read with. Bogges bunts and Bean. I think it was ... how can I ever forget. ( )
  Gary_Power | Jul 10, 2016 |
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Dahl, Roaldprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chaffin, DonaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lampell, DonnaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In the tradition of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, this is a "garden tale" of farmer versus vermin, or vice versa. The farmers in this case are a vaguely criminal team of three stooges: "Boggis and Bunce and Bean / One fat, one short, one lean. / These horrible crooks / So different in looks / Were nonetheless equally mean." Whatever their prowess as poultry farmers, within these pages their sole objective is the extermination of our hero--the noble, the clever, the Fantastic Mr. Fox. Our loyalties are defined from the start; after all, how could you cheer for a man named Bunce who eats his doughnuts stuffed with mashed goose livers? As one might expect, the farmers in this story come out smelling like ... well, what farmers occasionally do smell like.

This early Roald Dahl adventure is great for reading aloud to three- to seven-year-olds, who will be delighted to hear that Mr. Fox keeps his family one step ahead of the obsessed farmers. When they try to dig him out, he digs faster; when they lay siege to his den, he tunnels to where the farmers least expect him--their own larders! In the end, Mr. Fox not only survives, but also helps the whole community of burrowing creatures live happily ever after. With his usual flourish, Dahl evokes a magical animal world that, as children, we always knew existed, had we only known where or how to look for it. (Great read aloud for any age; written at a 9- to 12-year-old reading level)

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The adventures of Mr. Fox and three mean farmers who want to destroy the fox and his family.

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Penguin Australia

5 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141307536, 0141322659, 0141807873, 0141329106, 0141333200

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