Fox by Margaret Wild

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An injured magpie and a one-eyed dog live happily together in the forest, until a jealous fox arrives to teach them what it means to be alone.
 

About Margaret Wild

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Margaret Wild was born in South Africa and moved to Australia in 1972. She has been a journalist on newspapers and magazines, and worked as a book editor in children's publishing for sixteen years. She eventually quit to write fulltime. Wild has written more than 40 books for children. Some titles include The House of Narcissus, Jenny Angel, Tom Goes to Kindergarten, Nighty Night!, The Pocket Dogs and The Very Best of Friends. Her books are published around the world and have won numerous awards, including the Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book Shortlisted in 2001 for Jenny Angel; the New South Wales State Literary Award - Young Reader Shortlisted in 2000 for Jenny Angel; the CBC Book of the Year - Picture Book Winner in 2000 for Jenny Angel; the Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book listed in 2000 for Miss Lily's Fabulous Pink Feather Boa; the Australian Publishers Association - Design Shortlisted in 1999 for Jenny Angel; the Family Award for Children's Books - Picture Book shortlisted in 1999 for Jenny Angel; the Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book Shortlisted in 1999 for Miss Lily's Fabulous Pink Feather Boa; and the CBC Book of the Year - Picture Book Shortlisted in 1985 for There's a Sea in My Bedroom. Margaret Perversi trained as a teacher and has also worked as an actress, cook, dress designer, singer, and puppeteer. She lives in Tasmania. Ron Brooks, one of Australia's best-known picture-book illustrators, has received the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award three times. He lives in Tasmania.
 
Published June 1, 2000 by Franklin Watts Ltd. 30 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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I will be your missing eye, and you will be my wings.’ ” When a fox comes into the picture, offering Magpie more speed, desire overcomes loyalty—but after an exhilarating ride the fox leaves her far out in the desert, saying, “ ‘Now you and Dog will know what it is like to be truly alone.’ ” Broo...

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Publishers Weekly

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Wild (Nighty Night) departs from her playful characters of recent books for this haunting look at friendship and cruelty, geared to older readers. After Dog saves

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The New York Times

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/ Even prey twice my size I can easily trounce.” Others are just plain silly, like these lines about two fawns blending into a field of flowers: “Spots, spots, / we’ve got lots — / not checks or stripes / or polka dots.” In case you can’t find the creatures, you can lift the flap on each page to...

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The Guardian

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But then fox comes "with his haunted eyes and rich red coat…" Fox by Margaret Wild Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop ...

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Publishers Weekly

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Harriet, sweetheart, what are we to do?"" But at naptime, Harriet gets on her mother's last nerve when she intentionally rips open a feather pillow: ""Then Harriet's mother began to yell./ She yelled and yelled and yelled."" It's a situation that may well ring true for every family, and Fox (Slee...

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Publishers Weekly

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The mood changes quickly, however, when Fox enters—his sleek, orange body curled around one side of a spread—and sets Magpie on edge ("His smell seems to fill the cave—a smell of rage and envy and loneliness").

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HistoryNet

Randolph Scott glides into the role of Wyatt Earp in director Allan Dwan's 1939 version of Frontier Marshal, an entertaining and fast-paced Western in which Wyatt's pal Doc steals the limelight (sound familiar?), though it is Earp who dispatches the baddies in the end.

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YA Highway

Mo lives on Fox Street with her dad and little sister, the Wild Child.

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