Fox 8

Fox 8

A Story

Book - 2018 | First hardcover edition
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Fox 8 has always been the daydreamer in his pack. He learns to speak "Yuman" by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children's bedtime stories. When the building of a new shopping mall cuts off the pack's food supply, Fox 8 begins a harrowing quest to save the pack. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]
Edition: First hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781984818027
Branch Call Number: F SAUND-G
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Cardinal, Chelsea - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Fox Eight


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CRRL_MaryB Feb 19, 2019

Short with a tremendous punch. A fox learns the human language and then tries to understand why humans, who can love and create, can be so cruel.

ArapahoeAnnaL Jan 11, 2019

An original and charming short story. The narrator, Fox 8, wins your heart from the beginning. He's a combination of naive yet precocious 6 year old and polite alien. Fox 8 first marvels at human accomplishments with wide eyed innocence; later he experiences the dark side of human nature and is moved to advise us "If you want your storys to end happy, try being niser."

LPL_IlkaI Nov 26, 2018

I am an avid fan of an animal protagonist and Mr. Saunders accomplishes in less than 50 pages what takes most authors a whole novel to write. It is witty, succinct, and imbued with a wry sense of humor, as well as, replete with simple, yet tender illustrations. Fox 8 literally ticks all of the boxes of what I look for in a book!

LPL_ShirleyB Nov 26, 2018

Reading the sensitive wise story in the vernacular words of Fox 8 is lyrical, magical, humorous, courageous love for foxes, other wildlife & green space. Possibly the best book I've read this year!


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ArapahoeAnnaL Jan 11, 2019

"If you Yumans wud take one bit of advise from a meer Fox? By now I know that you Yumans like your Storys to end hapy? If you want your Storys to end happy, try being niser. I awate your answer. Fox 8."


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