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Fantastic Mr. Fox

~ Roald Dahl

Illustrated by  Quentin Blake 

Format: Paperback 96 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0142410349

Released:   August 16 2007

Publisher: Puffin

Ages: 9-12

Themes: animals


Price:  $7.50


In the tradition of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, this is a "garden tale" of farmer versus vermin, or vice versa. The farmers in this case are a vaguely criminal team of three stooges: "Boggis and Bunce and Bean / One fat, one short, one lean. / These horrible crooks / So different in looks / Were nonetheless equally mean." Whatever their prowess as poultry farmers, within these pages their sole objective is the extermination of our hero--the noble, the clever, the Fantastic Mr. Fox. Our loyalties are defined from the start; after all, how could you cheer for a man named Bunce who eats his doughnuts stuffed with mashed goose livers? As one might expect, the farmers in this story come out smelling like ... well, what farmers occasionally do smell like.

This early Roald Dahl adventure is great for reading aloud to three- to seven-year-olds, who will be delighted to hear that Mr. Fox keeps his family one step ahead of the obsessed farmers. When they try to dig him out, he digs faster; when they lay siege to his den, he tunnels to where the farmers least expect him--their own larders! In the end, Mr. Fox not only survives, but also helps the whole community of burrowing creatures live happily ever after. With his usual flourish, Dahl evokes a magical animal world that, as children, we always knew existed, had we only known where or how to look for it.

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Fiction Activities  

Vocabulary List for Fantastic Mr. Fox

Lesson Plans for Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox A matching game to reinforce characters in this popular Roald Dahl novel. http://www.quia.com/custom/2198main.html

Reading Quiz  http://www.puiching.edu.hk/~pc-ckc/fox.htm

Novel Study  http://www.tlt.ab.ca/projects/Div1/Grade3/fantasticfox/foxy.html

Vocabulary PowerPoint   Fantastic Mr. Fox

EThemes  http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000553.shtml

Rainbow Journey Two  http://www.e-magine.education.tas.gov.au/n-touch/surftherainbow/projecttwo/fox.htm

Lesson Plans http://www.mce.k12tn.net/reading48/lesson_plans_for_fantastic_mr.htm

Vocabulary Exercises Activity 1 http://www.shorncliss.qld.edu.au/000884.asp  &  Activity 2 http://www.shorncliss.qld.edu.au/000885.asp

Fantastic Mr. Fox Novel Study  http://www.tlt.ab.ca/projects/Div1/Grade3/fantasticfox/foxy.html

Novel Study http://www.lgsd.k12.nf.ca/imc/PrimaryNovels.asp


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Fantastic Mr. Fox

~ Roald Dahl

Illustrated by  Quentin Blake 


Price:  $7.50


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