Foxie, the Singing Dog

Foxie, the Singing Dog

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Overview

Whether bringing to life the legends of the mightiest Greek and Norse gods in their widely beloved collections of myths, or retelling Chekhov’s tale of a little lost dog as they do in Foxie, the d’Aulaires excelled at the arts of storytelling and illustration. Foxie’s tale, wonderful to look at and delightful to read, is certain to charm both young children and early readers.

Poor Foxie! With her “head like a fox and her tail like a cinnamon roll” she is adorable enough to charm anyone. But all her young master wants to do is tease her—and he isn’t very good at remembering mealtime either. One day his pranks go too far when he lures his dog out onto the busy city streets with a tasty bone and loses her. Foxie is soon rescued by a roly-poly circus-animal trainer who spots her fl air for singing and adds her to his act, alongside a piano-playing cat and a strutting rooster. Opening night is full of surprises, though, and Foxie is overjoyed when she hears a familiar voice in the audience, calling out her name.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590172643
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 03/18/2008
Series: New York Review Children's Collection Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 10.26(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Ingri Mortenson (1904-1980) and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (1898-1986) met at art school in Munich in 1921. Edgar's father was a noted Italian portrait painter, his mother a Parisian. Ingri traced her lineage back to the Viking kings. They married in Norway, moving to Paris, and then eventually to New York in 1929. The d'Aulaires published their first children's book in 1931, followed by three books steeped in the Scandinavian folklore of Ingri's childhood. The couple then turned their talents to the history of their new country. The result was a series of beautifully illustrated books about American heroes, one of which, Abraham Lincoln, won the them the Caldecott Medal. Finally they turned to the realm of myths, producing their beloved Book of Greek Myths. The d'Aulaires worked as a team on both art and text throughout their joint career, publishing over twenty picture books, and receiving high critical acclaim for their distinguished contributions to children's literature. They were working on a new book when Ingri died in 1980 at the age of seventy-five. Edgar continued working until he died in 1986.

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Baymarejs More than 1 year ago
When I was in fourth grade, during our school's annual book fair, someone came to our class and read several books to us. I fell in love with Foxie. My parents bought the book for me, and now I have bought it for my grandson. Fun adventure, endearing illustrations, unforgettable book!