Fantastic Mr Fox

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Unwin Hyman, Jan 1, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 90 pages
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User Review  - Diana Dueñas - Goodreads

It was cool but now I think...wow! he was a thief! .-. Read full review

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User Review  - Jana Vasilcheva - Goodreads

I'm probably never going to grow up so I find this book quite amusing. Yesterday I watched the movie (directed by Wes Anderson) and I believe is the best animation ever made. Fantastic, indeed. Also ... Read full review

Contents

The Three Farmers
8
Mr Fox
15
The Shooting
21
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

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