The Fox
The Fox
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Series: Love Vol. 2   

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Annotation: As the island begins to erupt and animals are fleeing and fighting everywhere, the fox travels further inward into danger to try to protect her cub.
Catalog Number: #141621
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Copyright Date: 2014
Edition Date: 2016
Illustrator: Bertolucci, Federico,
Pages: 73 pages
Availability: Indefinitely Out of Stock
ISBN: 1-942367-06-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-942367-06-2
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 29 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
In cinematic, beautifully rendered wordless panels, Brrémaud and Bertolucci tell the dramatic story of an old fox on a snow-covered mountain. As the fox hunts for small creatures, musk ox compete for dominance in a nearby meadow. Off the icy coast, orcas, pinnipeds, diving birds, and fish swirl around in the water, while an ominous glow seeps up the bottom of the page and smoky tendrils curl from a distant peak. In a flash, the slope erupts in a volcano, and the animals scramble to survive, trapped between treacherous lava falls and predator-filled waters. While the plot, such as it is, is engaging, the real star here is the luminous artwork, which features vivid, realistic animals in alarming peril. The astonishing destruction is both chaotic and gorgeous, and the smart panel layouts keep the story just orderly enough to follow along. Imbuing the creatures with human emotion is tempting, and the slightly anthropomorphized facial expressions make it easy, but there's no real sentimentality here. A natural choice for animal-lovers of any age.
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ALA Booklist (11/1/15)
Kirkus Reviews
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 4-7

" Visually lavish and unforgettable." - Kirkus "While the plot, such as it is, is engaging, the real star here is the luminous artwork, which features vivid, realistic animals in alarming peril. The astonishing destruction is both chaotic and gorgeous." -- Booklist Second in the celebrated series of wildlife graphic novels, author Frederic Brremaud and illustrator Federico Bertolucci turn their lens on a northeastern woodland setting to follow a single fox through its daily journey through the trees and along the seafront. Only this is not just another day -- a spectacular volcanic eruption throws the area into chaos, sending creatures of all kinds scurrying for safety. But the intrepid little fox surprising decides to run into the danger instead of away What could send this tiny hunter towards the danger? This all-ages title will appeal to children and adults for its breathtaking illustration and gripping adventure drama.


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