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Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970)

by Roald Dahl

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Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family.
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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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    The Fox Busters by Dick King-Smith (Polenth)
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    The Tale of Mr. Tod by Beatrix Potter (amanda4242)
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    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (sturlington)

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Mr Fox frequents the farms of Farmers Bean, Bunce and Boggis in order to feed his family. But the farmers have had enough and plan to dig the foxes out of their den. The fantastic Mr Fox comes up with a plan to dig deeper and further and when the farmers surround the hill - a plan to dig through to their farms in order to keep everyone fed.

This was an amusing little tale of the foxes, badgers, moles and weasels joining forces to outwit the farmers. The book promotes teamwork, loyalty and compassion for others. This was okay. I didn't love it but it wasn't totally ridiculous like some of Roald Dahl's books are. 3 stars for target audience, 2 stars for me. ( )
  funstm | Sep 29, 2023 |
2023 - 1970’s Immersion Reading Challenge

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl (1970; 1988 ed.) 90 pages.

(4th grade…more or less)

A very cute, short and easy high-paced little read full of excitement that children will really enjoy. Although the animals steal, drink hard cider and prefer to stay hidden underground, that’s okay because they are underground animals and that’s just what they do to feed their families. It’s better than the three mean and nasty farmers: fat Boggis, squat Bunce and skinny Bean winning this war and killing all the underground animals. Kids will love that the animals win! ( )
  MissysBookshelf | Aug 27, 2023 |
Excellent book
  areesha03 | Aug 5, 2023 |
Too cute. ( )
  aubriebythepage | Jul 7, 2023 |
IRL: 4th Grade
Read Aloud BILBY Award in 1994
  Erin.Phillips | May 3, 2023 |
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Dahl, Roaldprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chaffin, DonaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lampell, DonnaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Dowd, ChrisNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ross, TonyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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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