Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr. Fox Classic

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox Book Cover Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl
Children's, Classics, Fiction
Puffin Books
September 6, 2016 (story originally published in 1970)

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.

Fantastic Mr Fox book image by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox is yet another classic written by Roald Dahl that was later made into an animated film.

Fantastic Mr. Fox Penguin Classic without Jacket

Fantastic Mr. Fox Penguin Classic by Roald Dahl

The kids enjoyed the book, however, be aware that there are some things inside that may make you cringe.  For starters, the three farmers are set up as nasty mean fellows who overeat and one whose diet only consists of alcohol.  Their goal throughout the book is to kill the main character for stealing their livestock.  Lines like “I’d like to rip his guts out!” and “shut up and listen” are not uncommon.

Fantastic Mr. Fox Red Text in Book

Despite the lack of tender language we are more accustomed to in current children’s literature, the story can still be a fun one especially when read out loud together and makes for a beautiful classic set for your home library shelves.

Fantastic Mr Fox Red text with Sketches

Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from all Roald Dahl book sales goes to their charity partners including causes such as: specialist children’s nurses, grants for families in need, and educational outreach programs.  Learn more about The Roald Dahl Charitable Trust.

Buy the Puffin Books hardcover edition of Fantastic Mr. Fox here.


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