The Taken (Foxcraft Series #1)

The Taken (Foxcraft Series #1)

by Inbali Iserles


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The Taken (Foxcraft Series #1) by Inbali Iserles

Isla and her brother are two young foxes living just outside the lands of the furless — humans. The life of a fox is filled with dangers, but Isla has begun to learn mysterious skills meant to help her survive.

Then the unthinkable happens. Returning to her den, Isla finds it set ablaze and surrounded by strange foxes, and her family is nowhere in sight. Forced to flee, she escapes into the cold, gray world of the furless.

Now Isla must navigate this bewildering and deadly terrain, all while being hunted by a ruthless enemy. In order to survive, she will need to master the ancient arts of her kind — magical gifts of cunning known only to foxes. She must unravel the secrets of foxcraft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545690812
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: Foxcraft Series , #1
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 251,332
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Inbali Iserles is an award-winning writer and an irrepressible animal lover. She is one of the team of authors behind the New York Times bestselling Survivors series, writing under the pseudonym of Erin Hunter. Her first book, The Tygrine Cat, won the 2008 Calderdale Children’s Book of the Year Award. Together with its sequel, The Tygrine Cat: On the Run, it was listed among The Independent’s “50 books every child should read.”

Inbali attended Sussex and Cambridge Universities. For many years she lived in central London, where a fascination with urban foxes inspired her Foxcraft trilogy. She has recently moved to Cambridge with her family, including her principal writing mascot, Michi, who looks like an Arctic fox, acts like a cat, but is in fact a dog.

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The Taken (Foxcraft #1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Isla and her brother Pirie are close. They're always together and their bond is strong. They are living close to the furless, humans, and know they should stay away from them. There are many dangers in the world, but Isla feels safe in the den with her family. This changes when she returns to their den and finds complete chaos. Her family is no longer there and Isla is on her own. There's nobody to look after her and she doesn't know what happened to her family. The only thing she does know is that her brother Pirie is alive. They share a connection and via Foxcraft, a natural gift that they aren't particularly skilled at yet, it's sometimes possible to communicate for a short moment. Isla is determined to find Pirie and starts her search. Isla needs help if she wants to find her brother. She doesn't know enough Foxcraft to survive on her own. She meets Siffrin, a young fox who seems to be able to teach her and might be willing to help, but can he be trusted? Who's he working with and will he be able to help Isla with her search? Isla has to conquer many fears and run for her life several times to stay ahead of her enemies. The Taken are cunning and always seem to find out where she is, will she survive? The Taken is an action-packed story about a brave and clever fox. Isla has a good heart, she's a true survivor and she's willing to learn as much as she can if it helps her to reach her goals. I immediately loved her. She's a fantastic main character and reading about her put a big smile on my face. She has spunk and spirit and that's exactly what she needs for her mission to have a chance at success. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out where the search for her brother would lead her. She meets plenty of dangers along the way and I was fascinated by her journey from beginning to end. Inbali Iserles has created a fantastic world. I love how she gives her foxes their own words for things like the city, the highway, humans and the river. It makes her story extra fun and credible. I love stories about animals and am a big fan of foxes. I also really like stories about magic, so I immediately fell in love with the subject of Foxcraft. It's an interesting combination and it works very well. Inbali Iserles skillfully describes life seen through the eyes of a fox and I greatly admired the way she does this. The Taken is a fantastic enchanting story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i saw the kirkus reveiws i expected them to crap on this book like they did with unwanteds, but they didnt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you say her name with the S or you say it like ILA
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its not by erin hunter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Isla was great I can't wait till next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by a great Erin Hunter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love foxes and the book is great