Fox by Kate Banks

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Against the rhythmic background of turning seasons, a little fox learns that there is a time for everything. The rain, the clouds, the days all come and go as the little fox, guided by his wise and loving parents, learns to hunt on his own and bury his food, cover his trail and run like the wind. Now he is ready to go out on his own.
 As depicted by an award-winning pair, the gentle story of the rearing of a baby fox, together with sensuous illustrations, takes readers on a journey deep into the woods to tell a tale that all will recognize - that of growing up and moving out.
 

About Kate Banks

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Author Kate Banks and illustrator Georg Hallensleben have collaborated on several books, including And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, The Cat Who Walked Across France, Baboon, Close Your Eyes, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Banks lives in the South of France with her husband and two sons. Hallensleben lives in Paris.
 
Published February 20, 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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/ ‘You’re not ready,’ says his father.” Finally, “as the orange sun / leaves the sky, like a big goodbye,” the little one takes his leave, his coat equally ablaze against the glowing sky.

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