Fox Tale

Fox Tale

by Michael Foreman
     
 

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A young fox is just emerging from the safety of the den. His father guides him and the other cubs to the railway station to meet a kind man who feeds them. But one day, a group of rowdy boys harass the man and he has to be taken to the hospital. The cub is very wary of the boys, but he is also very hungry, so when one of the boys comes back with food,

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A young fox is just emerging from the safety of the den. His father guides him and the other cubs to the railway station to meet a kind man who feeds them. But one day, a group of rowdy boys harass the man and he has to be taken to the hospital. The cub is very wary of the boys, but he is also very hungry, so when one of the boys comes back with food, the cub risks eating it—and so begins the start of an unusual friendship!

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"Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion.”  —Quentin Blake, author, Quentin Blake's ABC

"A touching story."  —Publishing News

"Michael Foreman deserves all the applause he gets."  —The Independent

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

Told in the slightly anthropomorphized voice of a fox cub, this is the story of a friendship that develops across the often-gaping divide of nature and man. The cub's father takes his brood out to a railway station where the youngsters meet a kind man who brings them their "favorite things." One cold evening a pack of rowdy "man-cubs" attacks the animals with snowballs, and their provider is hurt in the scuffle. Later one of the boys comes back and the foxes must learn to trust the "wild" human. Scenes of rushing trains and graffiti are blended gently with the innocent fox pack. Neither nature nor man seems to intrude on the other's domain. Foreman accomplishes this by his soft touches: the warm glow of the streetlights and muted tones of the various structures. In the last moonlit picture where the cub and boy are together, calm reigns.-Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842706107
Publisher:
Andersen Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
New
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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“Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion.”
–Quentin Blake

Meet the Author

Michael Foreman has won an array of prizes for children's picture books, including the Kate Greenaway Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Kurt Maschler Award, and the Children's Book Award.

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