zondag 5 augustus 2012

50 Books Challenge 2012 - # 33: The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Title: The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Author: Roald Dahl
Story: Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief-it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch hi; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don't know is that they're not dealing with just any fox-Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.
Start: august 4th 2012
End: august 5th 2012
Comment: "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" tells the story of a heroic fox that does everything in need to help his family and friends survive. Although Mr. Fox does this by stealing food from bad farmers, this book has a great story. This book will probably raise a number of questions. Mr. Fox feeds his family by stealing food from the farmers. Does that make stealing OK just because the men he stole from were mean? The Badger brings up this important issue. It's a good plot and eventhough it's a very short book there is enough room for the characters and their strong personalities. This book is a classic example of Dahl's writing style. The adults are always mean and bad, while the children and animals are smart and good. Mr. Fox is truly fantastic and so are all the other animals surrounding him. I really like how Dahl described the three farmers, all different looking and with nasty habits. Again with the extreme, like the Trunchbull in "Matilda". A joy to read.
Rating: 5/ 5

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