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Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Dahl, Roald.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - South Side Children's Fiction Collection j PAPERBACK Dahl
Location  CLP - South Side
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j PAPERBACK Dahl
Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" comes to the big screen on November 13th in a stop-motion animated feature film from 20th Century Fox, starring George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, and Bill Murray. This novel features an 8-page full-color insert of scenes from the movie.
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 Farmers -- Juvenile fiction.
Foxes -- Juvenile fiction.
Farmers -- Fiction.
Foxes -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Puffin Books,2009
Contributors Blake, Quentin.
Audience Ages 8-12.
Language English
Notes Film tie-in.
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
"Includes color photos from the film"--Cover.
Description 81 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780142414552 (pbk.)
0142414557 (pbk.)
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