Fantastic Mr Fox

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Puffin Books, 1988 - Children's stories - 90 pages
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Every night Mr Fox would raid the mouth-watering stores of Farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean. One day they decide to put an end to his raids by destroying his home, but Mr Fox remains one step ahead and comes up with a wonderful plan. This audio cassette contains the complete and unabridged story.

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A lovely book with a fantastic plot. - Goodreads
A never-ending adventure! - Goodreads
It had cute pictures and was very well written. - Goodreads
And the illustrations are charming. - Goodreads
Good introduction to his style. - Goodreads
The ending made me laugh out loud!!! - Goodreads

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Good for students around fifth grade. A fox evades three farmers. Pictures in the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel Rios - Goodreads

This story is so tender, Mr. Fox has always a good idea and is always aware of what could happen. It was also for english class. At least I chose it, I think everyone should know this story. Read full review


The Three Farmers
Mr Fox
The Shooting

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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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