Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142410349
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/16/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 12,652
Product dimensions: 7.78(w) x 4.94(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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 300 books, including most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. He lives in London.

Date of Birth:

September 13, 1916

Date of Death:

November 23, 1990

Place of Birth:

Llandaff, Wales, England

Place of Death:

Oxford, England

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Fantastic Mr. Fox 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 150 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first grade teacher Mrs. Deshpande recommended this book to me and I LOVED it. I watched the movie but I prefer reading the book better. Elizabeth Shay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got the book for a book report my son had to do. Enjoyed reading it with him. We got thru it in 3 days! I was really pleased with that. My son (an Aspie) was quick to point out that he did not agree with the fox stealing the food, and he did wonder why the people who owned the "hill" weren't coming out with the police to arrest the 3 farmers for tearing up their land. LOL However, that said, he now wants to see the movie! Book was alot of fun and inspired really good coversation with my son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best Book Ever and Best Comedy of the Century
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love mr .fox because his funny and dumb but you can learn somthing from it fans
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up reading this book over and over again and to this day it is still my favorite book and I would recommend it to anyone.
TheLiteraryPhoenix More than 1 year ago
Oof. Well. I'm giving this a generous two stars. Because the kids will probably delight in it, even if I wouldn't read it to them myself. Fantastic Mr. Fox is kind of a mess. I don't know how much y'all know about Roald Dahl as a human, but he hated everybody equally. Like the most racist, sexist, "ist" in general cantankerous old grandpa you can imagine. A little bit of that managed to leak through here. The womenfolk are, quite literally, sent to the kitchen to cook while the menfolk go hunting and drink cider (which I'm 90% sure is actually hard cider based on the reactions and conversation). He repeatedly refers to one of the farmers by inappropriate terms for his height... and is just generally #NO. Now, I didn't read this as a kid, so I don't have an emotional connection to the story. I think that probably would have changed my view. I think that kids are just going to see a family of foxes trying to escape mean old farmers and not starve to death. As an adult, though, I'm seeing between the lines and it makes me cringe a bit. Even as far as Roald Dahl's books go (which I LOVED as a kid) this one isn't very good. The characters are pretty flat and uninteresting, the moral of the story seems to be that it's okay to commit small crimes as long as it's for your family and survival, and... just... generally there are better books out there. Even better ones by the same author. The illustrations are really cute, though, so that's something I guess?
coralsiren on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Roald Dahl is a wonderful storyteller. This is yet another great children's story and I loved the illustrations.
lnpowers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a Roald Dahl book that I hadn't read as a child and I enjoyed it immensely. Dahl's quirky and vivid style of writing creates a world that is easily entered and enjoyed. The illustrations enhanced the experience. The characters are highly developed and not always in the most flattering ways.This book could be used in a library program where the children compare the book with its film adaptation.
annashapiro on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Fox thinks her husband Mr. Fox is fantastic! And so do all the other subterranean dwellers of the fields - the badgers, the weasels & the rabbits, since Mr. Fox is the master at getting food. He has been stealing chickens, cider, turkeys & geese from three disgusting, despicable old farmers for ages, and when the farmers come back to retaliate, Mr. Fox figures out yet another way to outsmart them & feed all the animals underground. He is cunning and smart, just as a fox should be. He reminds me of the Robin Hood in the old Disney movie (because they were both good-natured foxes who stole!). Fantastic Mr. Fox's adventures are fun & fast & witty and delightful.
Whisper1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In his usual style, Dahl's tale is filled with nasty, evil adults and clever, resourceful children and animals who out "fox" the older people.The meanees in this story are the three B Farmers Boggs, Bunce and Bean. Boogs the chicken farmer is enormously fat; Bunce the duck and goose farmer is pot-bellied, small and has a beastly temper; Bean, the turkey and apple farmer, is lean because he doesn't eat but simply drinks vast amounts of his hard cider.Vowing to kill the fox because he is eating their stock piles, The Three B's dig until there is little ground left. The fox and his fellow ground dwelling diggers out smart the farmers and dig themselves right into the hen, goose and cider house. While, back at the fox hole the farmers wait, and wait and wait and wait.While this is a children's story, there are two serious questions woven in the tale:When is it ok to kill?Is stealing justified if it staves off starvation.
yarb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Perhaps our most intense glimpse into Dahl's cluttered moral world. Welling up through the pores of an excellent pantomime is a vital draught of ambiguity for kids stricken with the phoney feeling of security that is our prevailing cultural pap.
RoboJonelle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When I was a child, I was a fan of Roald Dahl, and now that my younger brother, who is 10, is reading him, I decided to pick up the books again for a fun quick read. The first one was Fantastic Mr. Fox. As an adult, I really appreciated Dahl's fun writing style, I think this makes it easier for children to connect to a story which ultimately makes then want to read more, which is always great. The story is quite amusing and funny even for the older folk. I think Dahl's children's novels are a great read for everyone. It's also nice that now I have even more to chat with my lil' bro about :)
cheme2005 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Decided to read this to my kids since we had a fox roaming around in our neighborhood a few nights ago. Could be considered a little graphic for a Children's book but I would still have no problems reading it to my children. Roald Dahl is in my opinion one of the greatest Children's writers of all time.
books_n_tea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Synopsis:Mr. Fox lives near the meanest farmers of the land, but he decides to tempt fate and routinely steal grub from each of of their storehouses. The farmers could never catch the sly Mr. Fox alone, so Boggis, Bunce, and Bean decide to join forces. Now they have the Fox family surrounded. Mr. Fox better have a fantastic plan to dig himself out of this situation.My Thoughts:I've never met a Roald Dahl book I didn't like, and Fantastic Mr. Fox is no different. While Fantastic Mr. Fox isn't his greatest, it's still a delightful read. The story is clever, funny, and filled with great illustrations. The farmers are deliciously vile, the animal characters are loveable, and Mr. Fox, well he's just fantastic, isn't he?I thought the ending was kind of abrupt-- perhaps because it seemed like the story lacked any real climax. I thought the story could have benefited from being fleshed out a little more.
Sassy_Seshat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mr. Fox is cooler as George Clooney, but his gusto is to be admired. This story is fun.
mlake on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have loved this since I first read it, and I keep going back. The two farmers are my favorite characters.
Lauren7299 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fantastic mr fox is an adventurous book by Roald dahl. It is about wise old mr fox and him trying to get food off the 3 people. One lean, one fat and one average. Unfortunately mr. fox lost his tale in the process.I recomend it to all ages.
TakeItOrLeaveIt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I remember adoring this book when I read it when I was...well it was around the time of the huge LA earthquake in 1996 because i remember reading it at my dad's town home he was living at in Santa Monica at the time. I remember being really excited and wanting him to read it after I finished it. I think he did too. it's a great tale of deception raw and pure and i can't wait to see what Wes Anderson wil make of it.when i wrote this review there were, 1,242 members. we'll see what happens after the movie hits.
bookworm12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another classic from Roald Dahl, "Mr. Fox" tells the story of a clever fox that steals from 3 horrible farmers to fee his family. I'm a sucker for anything from Dahl and I love this story, especially the supportive Mrs. Fox.
stipe168 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
everything dahl touches is gold. there are very few writers as fun to read as him.
aerae95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think Mr.Fox was really brave and kind to others. I was worry about he might be shot by the hunter, but he was too fast and smart so he was able torun away. If you want to know more abut this book then try read this book!!!
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute and funny story about a fox outwitting a trio of ill-tempered farmers. Kids will cheer when the Fantastic Mr. Fox finds a solution to help all the animals. Narrated by the author, this CD makes a good family audiobook.
lisa211 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of those backyard gardens tales, featuring the ever so clever and resourceful Mr. Fox who frequently outsmarted three most unpleasant farmers, namely Boggis, Bunce and Bean, each time he went up to their farms to get his family dinner everyday. The farmes did whatever he coud so they could catch Mr. Fox but everytime they failed. One day, they ended up fed up with their failures on catching Mr Fox, so they tried to get him at their entrance hole to the Foxes den. Their plan wa sto shoot and kill as Mr. Fox shows himself, but the plan changed to digging him up. In result, they trapped Mr. Fox and his family and other "diggers" starve by the farmers action. Mr Fox could only make this up to his family and the rest of his friends by digging his way out of trouble. While he digs out his brilliant plan, the thre farmers just sits patiently at the gates.Once again, an awesome story for kids, not quite a morally uplifting book but it's an awesome book I enjoyed reading and I be placing this in the list of books I would be reading to my future kids for them to enjoy this gem. Got to love the front cover. Interesting characters and great plots for kids to actually enjoy.
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this one as a kid. I think the sneaky fox getting the better of the adult farmers is likely to appeal to most kids. My son used this one for a book report in 3rd grade. It was great because it was a fun, easy book to read, but not too easy. Clever illustrations too.CMB