Fox Walked Alone by Barbara ReidFox Walked Alone by Barbara Reid

Fox Walked Alone

byBarbara ReidIllustratorBarbara Reid

Paperback | February 1, 2009

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Have you ever wondered just how the animals got to Noah's Ark?

One morning Fox awakens sensing that something is different. He goes outside and sees a line of animals going by. Curious, he decides to tag along-not to join them, but just to watch from a distance. He is followed by a pair of ravens who comment on his strange behaviour. Along the way he meets bears, porcupines, tigers. . . and he sets free a couple of doves in a cage. The animals walk, sleep, and walk some more. Finally they come into sight of a big wooden ship-and there, outside, is a young lady fox. "You're the one I'm waiting for!" she exclaims, and they all tumble into the ark.

"The story of Noah's Ark always leaves me with lots of questions, especially about the animals. How could they fit in? Could they all get along? And most of all, why did they decide to board the Ark? I worked on the story to try to answer these questions," explains Barbara Reid. "I chose a fox to be the main character for its sly, intelligent and curious personality. It's a companion to Two by Two from the fox's viewpoint, which gave me a chance to revisit a very rich story and spend more time with some of my favourite animals."

BARBARA REID is an acclaimed Canadian author and illustrator, who won the CBA Libris Award's Children's Author and Illustrator of the year in 2007. Creator of such favourites as: Sing a Song of Mother Goose, Read Me a Book, and The Subway Mouse, Barbara Reid is adored by children, parents and teachers alike.
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Title:Fox Walked AloneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.03 × 8.28 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2009Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545989981

ISBN - 13:9780545989985

Appropriate for ages: 3

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous story and illustrations Fox walked alone is Barbara Reid's retelling of the story of Noah's Ark. It is the story of Fox who follows the other animals even though they are traveling in pairs. It is incredibly well written and the illustrations are awesome. This will be a great book for children of all ages. Famous for her plasticine illustrations, Canadian author and illustrator Barbara Reid is world renowned. Reid has won just about every Canadian award for children's authors or illustrators. She won the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration for The Party and this book was nominated for 7 awards.
Date published: 2008-12-12