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Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake

Penguin Young Readers Group | August 16, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Someone''s been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief—it''s Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don''t know is that they''re not dealing with just any fox—Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 pages, 7.75 × 5.1 × 0.25 in

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142410349

ISBN - 13: 9780142410349

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful As usual Dahl's novel is full of delightful action and descriptive language that entertains all ages.
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Fantastic Mr. Fox is an okay story that children would probably enjoy. It is definitely not Roald Dahl's best books. The story line was not interesting, and the solution to Mr. Fox's problem was somewhat predictable. Fantastic Mr. Fox is about Mr. Fox, who steals chickens and other food from three farmers' farms. The farmers decide that they must shoot the fox. Find out how Mr. Fox gets himself and his family out of this mess.
Date published: 2008-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite kids tale, read wonderfully I listened to this audio version of "Fantastic Mr. Fox" on my iPod. I have to say, there's just something about someone reading you a children's book that I find lovely, and the narrator here had it down pat. Fantastic Mr. Fox is about said fox, who has a family of three fox cubs, and a wife, and lives in the middle of three very nasty farmers. The farmers decide it's time for the fox - and all the digging animals, to go, and it's up to Mr. Fox to figure a way out of the mess he's in, before all the animals starve. The story is a delight, the farmers are nasty in ways kids will giggle over, and the animals are quick and lively. The end result is a lot of fun, and I remember reading this as a child and imagining and drawing maps of the story's ultimate resolution.
Date published: 2008-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just wonderful I listened to "Fantastic Mr. Fox," on audio, unabridged. I have to say, there's just something about someone reading you a children's book that I find lovely. Fantastic Mr. Fox is about said fox, who has a family of three fox cubs, and a wife, and lives in the middle of three very nasty farmers. The farmers decide it's time for the fox - and all the digging animals, to go, and it's up to Mr. Fox to figure a way out of the mess he's in, before all the animals starve. The story is a delight, the farmers are nasty in ways kids will giggle over, and the animals are quick and lively. The end result is a lot of fun, and I remember reading this as a child and imagining and drawing maps of the story's ultimate resolution.
Date published: 2007-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilariously Funny! Three nasty farmers decide to get rid of the fox and his family once and for all. The fox finds himself in a predicament but after some thinking he comes up with a plan that outsmarts the farmers. This is a hilariously funny book. I've read it several times now and it still makes me chuckle. In the 7yo's own words, he "loved it!" This is an especially fun book to read aloud and Quentin Blake's delicious illustrations on every page are just as much fun as the story itself. Recommended for all ages.
Date published: 2007-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Of Favourites I read this last year, i think and i loved it. I love how Roald Dahl makes animals talk. I love how he gives the simple sayings like, if you are thinking nice things, you look pleasant. (From the twitches) i love this book and definitly give it to younger kids so they won't be brain washed by hillary duff and all those other teens!
Date published: 2004-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Book I first fell in love with Fantastic Mr. Fox in grade 2, when it was read aloud to our class during library time. To this day, I can still recall the vivid descriptions and honest-to-goodness thrill of the story. I am rekindling my love affair with Fantastic Mr. Fox as I build a home library for my own daughter. I highly recommend this book to children and adults alike. Don't miss it!!
Date published: 2002-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Mr. Fox This is without question my favorite book of all time. I'm an english major in University, and I've read hundreds of so-called classic novels, but this tops all of them by far. Its simplistic premise belies the complexity of the themes Mr. Dahl illustrates. Basic metaphors of good vs. evil, triumph over persecution and monopolies, and elegant illustration by Quentin Blake make this, in my opinion, the best children's book ever written.
Date published: 1999-08-03

– More About This Product –

Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 pages, 7.75 × 5.1 × 0.25 in

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142410349

ISBN - 13: 9780142410349

About the Book

Mr. Fox is surrounded, and he s going to have to come up with a truly fantastic plan to dig himself out of trouble this time.

From the Publisher

Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Someone''s been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief—it''s Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don''t know is that they''re not dealing with just any fox—Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

Editorial Reviews

"This reprint of the 1970 edition tells the story of clever Mr. Fox, his adoring wife, and their four small children, who outsmart three of the nastiest, ugliest, and ultimately dumbest farmers ever to raise poultry. Librarians will want to consider purchasing this newly released edition."--Booklist.  

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12