What Happened on Fox Street

What Happened on Fox Street


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Fox Street was a dead end.

In Mo Wren’s opinion, this was only one of many wonderful things about it. Mo’s lived her whole life on Fox Street and can’t imagine anything ever changing—until one unforgettable summer of alarming letters, mysterious errands, and surprising discoveries. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061986369
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Series: Fox Street Series , #1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 767,012
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Tricia Springstubb is the author of the acclaimed middle grade novels What Happened on Fox Street and Mo Wren, Lost and Found as well as the picture book Phoebe & Digger. The mother of three grown daughters, she lives with her husband and cats in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. You can visit her online at www.triciaspringstubb.com.

Heather Ross is an illustrator, author, and textile designer. She is the illustrator of How to Behave at a Tea Party by Madelyn Rosenberg, as well as the Crafty Chloe books by Kelly DiPucchio. She also wrote the bestselling craft books Weekend Sewing and Heather Ross Prints. Heather's own dog, Lobo, currently holds a regional title for Smelliest Pup. She lives in New York City.

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What Happened on Fox Street 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
foggidawn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mo Wren has lived on Fox Street all of her life. In Mo's opinion, Fox Street has almost everything you could want . . . except for other girls, and foxes. Mo's best friend Mercedes lives on Fox Street only in the summer, when she visits her grandmother. And despite Mo's careful observation of the wildlife in the ravine at the end of the street, she's never seen a fox there. She hasn't given up hope, though. Mo can't imagine living anywhere other than Fox Street. Then, one summer, everything changes. Mercedes, courtesy of a despised new stepfather's money, starts dressing stylishly and talking about how her grandmother should move somewhere closer to the rest of her family. Mo's little sister Dottie is growing up, and getting wilder every day. One of the dreaded Baggot boys starts seeming oddly appealing to Mo -- well, that change may not be so bad, really. The worst change, though, is that Mo's father, despairing over his miserable job with the city utilities department and still mourning the loss of Mo's mother, gets an offer from a lawyer who wants to purchase the little house on Fox street. Then, Mo finds a tiny bit of fur snagged on a bramble in the ravine -- reddish orange fur, just the color of a fox's coat. How can Mo even think of leaving Fox street, just when she's finally found the sign she's been looking for? Can she talk her father into keeping the house? Even if she stays, will things stay the same, or is change inevitable?This lovely little book is about dealing with change. It also touches on responsibility, friendship, and the ties that hold a family together. Mo is delightful, and all of the characters are beautifully realized, with all of their flaws, quirks, and moments of grace and humor. Highly recommended.
oapostrophe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mo Wren (not moron) lives on a cul-de-sac, Fox Street., with her widower father and her wild little sister Dottie. It's a street where everyone looks out for one another (for the most part). They are a quirky diverse group living between a ravine, which Mo loves and is sure is a home to foxes, and Paradise Avenue, home of the Tip Top Club. A slightly low rent area.Mo's father says she thinks too much, and we see how she puzzles over the many responsibilities and changes that fill her life. She's got to take care of her sister and at times it's just too much. Her best friend Is Mercedes who comes each summer to stay with her grandma across the street. This year it's different as Mercedes mother got married which is making for big changes for Mercedes.The writing and imagery make this a charming and readable book. I'd say 3rd grade girls would be the prime audience. The characters are quite believable and the conflicts not too stressful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really cant wait to finish i have the free sample but its still really good and i also woder what happend to her mom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book (so ive been told) i cant wait to read it at least i think i do
Abby Graham More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that I highly reccomend. I felt like I was right beside Mo throughout all her ups and downs. I loved it!
Lane Ryan More than 1 year ago
i loved this book and it is GREAT for kids ages 8+. always a favorite
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My dick hurts. Can i join foxclan?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like empty camps.))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
&bull;Map&bull;<br> Res 1:Map and Rules<br> Res 2:Main Camp, Dens, and Forest<br> Res 3: Bios<br> Res 4+: Extra Forest<p> &bull;Rules&bull;<br> 1:Absolutely NO godmodding!!! If you godmod, you will be given two warnings and then you will be asked to leave.<br> 2:Don't kick anyone out of the clan or raid unless you have my permission. If I am not on at that certain time, just wait.<br> 3:Don't be an attention hog!! Drama is okay every once in a while, but don't come into camp every time you come on with a bloody gash down your side.<br> 4:Please don't ask me if you can have special powers, weird fur colors, etc. Also, don't ask if you can be an animal other than a fox. I will say NO.<br> 5:Absolutely NO cussing. Period.<p> Anything else just ask!!~ Tek (leader of FoxClan)
Icecream18JA More than 1 year ago
Mo Wren loves living on Fox Street. There¿s something good and interesting about every neighbor, except one¿but then, even Mrs. Steinbott, turns out to have a kind heart and a mystery! Author Springstubb introduces characters from Mo¿s melting pot cul-de-sac. Da, Mo¿s neighborhood grandma, is a big-hearted woman who is beginning to have trouble living alone. Her best friend Mercedes is frustrated with her own family¿s changes, a new stepdad. Since Mo¿s mom died, she has been responsible for her little sister, Wild Child Dottie. Her father dreams of starting his own business and selling the house; and because of a shady real estate speculator, he may get his chance to sell Mo¿s precious Fox Street home. While solving the mystery of Mrs. Steinbott and discovering the Fox Street fox, Mo has to learn to adjust to the changes she dreads. Young readers from third grade through middle school may enjoy reading about Mo¿s adventures, friendships, imagination, and loyalties.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is Tif. I am a female. Plz can I join?~&bull;&bull;&bull;Tif&bull;&bull;&bull;