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Flossie & the fox

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Theme Collection TC ANIMALS
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Collection  Juvenile Theme Collection
Call Number  TC ANIMALS
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Children Non-Fiction Fairy tale J398.2 McK
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Children Non-Fiction
Call Number  Fairy tale J398.2 McK
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 6-8. In a tale that the author recalls from childhood storytelling sessions, a young black girl named Flossie outwits a fox who has his eye on the eggs she is carrying to an elderly neighbor. Flossie's trick is to make believe she doesn't know the fox is a fox: ``I aine never seen a fox before. So, why should I be scared of you and I don't even-now know you a real fox for a fact?'' By the time the fox has tried one ploy after another to prove who he is, Flossie is near her destination, where the farmer's threatening hounds make the fox skedaddle. Isadora's full-color paintings capture well the sultry heat of a rural southern summer. Flossie is a bright-eyed, supremely composed child who works her ruse with quiet aplomb. The story lends itself to reading aloud; the proper dramatic expression will make this a crowd pleaser. DMW. Foxes Fiction [CIP] 86-2024"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Flossie carefully stores her straw doll in a hollow tree stump when Big Mama calls her away from play. She wants Flossie to deliver eggs to ``Miz Viola over at the McCutchin Place. Seem like they been troubled by a fox. Miz Viola's chickens be so scared, they can't even now lay a stone.'' Flossie has never seen a fox, but sets off through the shady, cool woods. When she meets the fox, she doesn't recognize him, and so introduces herself. He identifies himself, but Flossie doesn't believe him. He points out his thick fur. ``Feels like rabbit fur to me,'' Flossie replies. ``You a rabbit.'' The fox notes his long pointed nose, and Flossie decides that rats have similar noses. ``You a rat trying to pass yo'self off as a fox.'' The fox desperately tries to persuade Flossie of his identity. She just keeps walking, until they are in the road, where the McCutchin hounds are ready to pounce on the fox. ``The hounds know who I am!'' the fox cries. ``I know,'' says Flossie. Her eggs are safe, and the little girl has outfoxed the ``ol' confidencer.'' This is a sly tale, richly evoked by both Isadora's lavish paintings and the storyteller's dialect. (4-8) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Foxes -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,1992
Other Titles Flossie and the fox.
Language English
Description 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0590458841 (pbk.)
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