Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl. New York: Puffin Books, 1970. 81 pages.

"Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!" Mr. Fox must steal from the three meanest farmers in the countryside so he can feed his family. But they've discovered his thievery and are out to kill him. They can destroy his burrow, but they can't destroy his brains! Can Mr. Fox come up with a plan to save his family and hoodwink the farmers?

Fantastic Mr. Fox is suitable for tweens at lower reading levels, but can be enjoyed by anyone. Wes Anderson's movie version was a hit last year, which may increase interest in this book.

Reader reviews can be found at The movie's website can be seen at


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