Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
     
 

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Prepare to be outfoxed during the 2009 holiday season as Roald Dahl’s classic Fantastic Mr. Fox makes its big screen debut. This delightful picture book allows little fans to follow Mr. Fox’s story, featuring scenes from the movie.

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Prepare to be outfoxed during the 2009 holiday season as Roald Dahl’s classic Fantastic Mr. Fox makes its big screen debut. This delightful picture book allows little fans to follow Mr. Fox’s story, featuring scenes from the movie.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tina Hudak
In this story, a gentleman fox outwits three crass and vindictive farmers in order to protect his family from extinction. The beginning chapters describe the characters, the following sixteen present a constant stream of adventures as the bitter confrontation ensues between Mr. Fox and Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Chapter titles announce the direction the story is taking. Clever use of language gives an aura of refinement to the fox family, while one of villainy surrounds the farmers. When Bean announces that "I want that fox! I'm going to get that fox! I'm not giving in till I've strung him up over my front porch, dead as a dumpling!" the reader immediately aligns with Mr. Fox despite the fact that he is stealing chickens! The line drawings, with washes of gray are spontaneous and lively. Not a page goes by without a detailed drawing reinforcing the mood of the story. Seeing Bean's ears filled with "all kinds of muck and wax and bits of chewing gum and dead flies and stuff like that" only strengthens the reader's dislike of the character. This illustrated reinterpretation highlights the vibrant qualities of this story. 1998 (orig.
Children's Literature
"My lucky thing," Roald Dahl once said, "is that I laugh at the same things children laugh at." And children do laugh at the things he writes. In this case, fat Mr. Boggis who eats three chickens at every meal, potbellied Mr. Bunce who lives on doughnuts stuffed with goose liver paste, and pencil-thin Mr. Bean who drinks hard cider all day long, have decided to do away with Mr. Fox and his fine family. So determined are these maniacal three, that their efforts to eliminate the Fox family threatens the lives of every digging creature in the forest. Does Mr. Fox save the day? Of course he does! How? That you'll have to find out for yourself in this beautifully bound and superbly illustrated volume. Roald Dahl is the author of James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He died in 1990 after more than forty years of making children laugh. Parents note: the farmers have guns, the cider is hard, and there is an occasional graceless belch. 2002, Alfred A Knopf,
— Michael Chabin
From the Publisher
"This reprint of the 1970 edition tells the story of clever Mr. Fox, his adoring wife, and their four small children, who outsmart three of the nastiest, ugliest, and ultimately dumbest farmers ever to raise poultry. Librarians will want to consider purchasing this newly released edition."—Booklist.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141301136
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Puffin Book Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.29(d)
Lexile:
600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World’s No.1 storyteller.

Sir Quentin Blake, the first-ever Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated nearly 300 books, including most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. He lives in London.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 13, 1916
Date of Death:
November 23, 1990
Place of Birth:
Llandaff, Wales, England
Place of Death:
Oxford, England

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Fantastic Mr. Fox 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 127 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first grade teacher Mrs. Deshpande recommended this book to me and I LOVED it. I watched the movie but I prefer reading the book better. Elizabeth Shay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got the book for a book report my son had to do. Enjoyed reading it with him. We got thru it in 3 days! I was really pleased with that. My son (an Aspie) was quick to point out that he did not agree with the fox stealing the food, and he did wonder why the people who owned the "hill" weren't coming out with the police to arrest the 3 farmers for tearing up their land. LOL However, that said, he now wants to see the movie! Book was alot of fun and inspired really good coversation with my son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best Book Ever and Best Comedy of the Century
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love mr .fox because his funny and dumb but you can learn somthing from it fans
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up reading this book over and over again and to this day it is still my favorite book and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Seen the movie not like the book but still good:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah, I put "book" because its is soooo short. Basicly just a 20 minute bedtime story. Good story though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book written in his amazing signiture style. Although it took me half an hour to read I was hoping for something longer. They might say stupid a few times and sometimes idiot, but no really bad language. Loved thisbook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! It is a clear message to never give up. I love the book! Good job to roald dhal! :) i give it 5 stars ?????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. For this book it would be a good start for children that ar just starting to read the Ronald Dahl books. It's also not one of those books that are supper long and terribly hard to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love it is so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TERIFFIC!!!!!!!!!!!! ...Not. Just kidding!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and charming and a great plot. Amazing book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just LOVE Roald's books. Im researching him in school. Ive learned many cool,crazy,sad,and danderous things that hve happend to him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Free pink iPad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pppppppppp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightfully written
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Nit right off the head.....sorry.) gasps slightly as all her muscles suddenly relax. Sh didnt realis that she was that tense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our den
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a great book. It was one of the best books that I have ever read. It was a very interesting book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait!