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by Allison Lee Blyler
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The reader is invited to find hidden foxes in sunlight, under waiting wind, and on a purpled hill.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)599.775 — Natural sciences and mathematics Zoology Mammals Carnivora Canines Red Foxes
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The text of Finding Foxes is not a story, but a poem. There is a narrative of sorts, in the brief pages in which the fox is hunting, "cruelly red, in a knife of sun," but this is more a book about creating an impression and communicating a feeling, than it is about telling a tale. The language is sparse but beautiful, with certain phrases - "the fox knows what is real and what is imagined" / "I can weave an imagination of foxes" / "If I imitate the fox, I cannot change him" - that linger in the mind. The illustrations are simply lovely, capturing the beauty of the fox's world, and hinting at the essential mystery of his nature. I had to request Finding Foxes through inter-library loan, but now that I have read it, I would love to own a copy, as I feel its textual and visual beauty will reward rereading. Recommended to fox lovers young and old, and to anyone looking for picture-books which communicate a sense of the mystery of creation. ( )