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Faraway Fox
by Jolene Thompson and Justin Thompson


Overview - As Fox wanders through a strange landscape, he cannot help but be reminded at every corner of the streams, the trees, and the family he once knew.Fox would like nothing more than to return to his home, but it seems the cityscape has built up around him.  Read more...

 
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Overview
As Fox wanders through a strange landscape, he cannot help but be reminded at every corner of the streams, the trees, and the family he once knew.Fox would like nothing more than to return to his home, but it seems the cityscape has built up around him. Follow Fox as he looks for a way back home to the wild green land where every fox belongs. Back matter shows readers the creative ways humans are helping to mitigate habitat encroachment in our towns and cities."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544707115
  • ISBN-10: 0544707117
  • Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Recycling & Green Living
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Foxes

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-07-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

In their first children’s book, the Thompsons sensitively examine the effect of human development on wildlife through the lens of a fox that has been separated from its family. Through the fox’s lonely inner monologue, Jolene Thompson plays directly to readers’ emotions as the fox remembers a bygone life with its family. “As kits, we spent our summer splashing in the stream and catching frogs while our parents went out to hunt,” she writes as the fox peers into a concrete drainage ditch, its reflection the only other fox around. “My sister would always catch the most,” the fox continues. “I wonder where she is now.” In angular digital illustrations with a fittingly somber palette, Justin Thompson creates landscapes that have seen better days: the broken-down cars, endless fences, and desolate strip malls the fox wanders past quietly but plainly suggest that humans aren’t making the most of the land they’ve commandeered. A happy reunion for the fox—thanks to the construction of a highway underpass designed to give animals a safe crossing—feels very well deserved. Ages 4–7. Agent: Kirsten Hall, Catbird Agency. (Sept.)

 
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