Mr. Fox is surrounded! He's going to have to come up with a truly fantastic plan to dig himself out of trouble this time.
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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. (Ages 9 to 12)Review:
A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero (David Walliams)
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Book Description Puffin, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141301139
Book Description Puffin, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141301139
Book Description Puffin, New York, NY, 1998. Soft Cover. Book Condition: NEW. Quentin Blake (Illustrator) (illustrator). Reissue. BRAND NEW COPY w/faint margin discoloration and trace edge wear to upper front edge. Children's novel, first published 1974. British novelist, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990) was celebrated for stories for children. Fable of tricky and clever Mr. Fox who "steals" from three farmers to feed his brood. The farmers (mean and cruel temperament, and dim-witted) --- engage fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bea --- resort to tractors to dig up the fox's tunnels and sit an wait. Meanwhile, Mr. Fox relocates, continues to steal food and is so successful that he is not only able to feed his family but neighboring critters as well. A complex and thought provoking tale of predatory survival in our equally complex and predatory world, as well as one of wit and will. Bookseller Inventory # 012925
Book Description Puffin, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141301139