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Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Dahl, Roald.

Format: Print Book 1970
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Juvenile Fiction J Fic Dahl
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Braddock Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J F DAH
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Clairton Public Library Junior J DAHL
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction Dahl
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF DAHL
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J DA
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile j DAH
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv Fic Dahl
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Fiction REPAIR
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Summary
In this book you will find: Boggis an enormously fat man, a chicken farmer and a mean man. Bunce, a pot bellied dwarf, a duck-and-goose farmer and a nasty man. Bean, a thin man, a turkey-and-apple farmer and a beastly man. Badger, the most respectable and well-behaved animal in the district. Rat, a rude creature and a drunkard, and also a Mrs. Fox and her four children.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In many ways, this slight book has all the hallmarks of a Dahl classic: questionable morals, extravagant food, and three outwardly and inwardly gruesome bad guys. Mr. Fox and his family live comfortably underground, emerging only to steal food from the stores of the three bad-tempered local farmers. Fat Boggis keeps chicken, short Bunce has ducks and geese, and lean Bean farms turkey and apples, while brewing strong cider. When the three nasty farmers decide that they've had enough of the foxes' thievery, they decide to end things once and for all, staking out Mr. Fox's hole with guns loaded. Trapped underground, the foxes and their many animal neighbors find themselves slowly starving to death, until Mr. Fox, ever fantastic, has a burst of inspiration that will save his family and friends and trick the farmers all in one. While some of us may remember this from childhood as a clever, high-stakes romp, it's really more of a one-note fable fun and peppered with delightful one-liners to be sure, but lacking the depth and heart of some of Dahl's more enduring works. Still, whether it's read as an intro to Dahl (perhaps after a viewing of the Wes Anderson movie adaption) or as a nostalgic return to an old favorite, there's a reason this one has stuck around so long.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Foxes -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Knopf,1970
Edition [1st ed.].
Contributors Chaffin, Donald.
Language English
Description 62 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0394904974
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