Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald DahlFantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox

byRoald DahlIllustratorQuentin Blake

Paperback | August 16, 2007

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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.

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World’s No.1 storyteller. Sir Quentin Blake, the first-ever Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated nearly 30...
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Title:Fantastic Mr. FoxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.29 inPublished:August 16, 2007Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142410349

ISBN - 13:9780142410349

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVED THIS BOOK! This is one of my childhood favourites and will never get old. I recommend this classic book to everyone! I also personally adore the movie so check that out as well!
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC This is one of my all time favorites from Roald Dahl. Even though I have read it hundreds of times, whenever I pick it up again I know I will enjoy it.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! Love, love, love this book! I first had it read to me when I was in elementary school. A teacher read it to the whole class, and I loved it so much my parents had to go out and buy it for me. Over the years I have read and reread it so many times I am surprised that the book is still in one piece! I tried to get my kids to read it, as I think it's a book everyone will enjoy and should read/have it read to them but they aren't interested.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is a great read aloud. One of Dahl's best. Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It One of the best Dahl books ever.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly Fantastic Mr Fox This book had it's moments of fun and was enjoyable, but overall it fell flat and is not very memorable. I typically like Mr Dahl's works and find them magical and brilliant. But this one fell short.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun! This book is fun for adults and children alike. I really enjoyed reading it.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Indeed This was the first Roald Dahl book I read. Although it has been years since I last read it, I remember how it made me laugh and was so much fun to read.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific An amazing book! The story is really captivating and funny
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charming A wonderful story! Really cute
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic !!! Absolutely great !!! A book to read alone or to your child.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roald Dahl Brilliance! There is no better childrens author than Roald Dahl. Fact!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! It's amazing how Roald Dahl writes such great books for kids, and this one is just as great as so many others of his! My only complaint was that it was a bit short.. Would've loved to keep reading!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Hands down my favourite Roald Dahl book. Great read for readers young and old.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read This is probably my favourite Roald Dahl book ever. I loved it as a kid and love it even now. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great family read I read this book to my kids, 5 and 7. I admit: I thought they'd get weirded out by the farmers' violent tactics to catch Mr. Fox, but they loved it! And they got a real kick out of the movie once we were finished reading the book!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Foxy! Another great book from a great man, this one is good for giggles.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic indeed Dahl writes the best children's books, period.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent I watched and loved the movie many times before reading this book. The book lacks the comedic timing of the film but remains whimsical and funny. Like Dahl's other children's books, this is pleasant with a slight edge, keeping it from being to cotton candy sweet.
Date published: 2016-11-11
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 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

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.