Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl is not just for preteens; it’s a classic Roald Dahl novel, which means anyone will probably enjoy it. Three farmers determine to destroy the fox invading their storage sheds, and so they hunt after Mr. Fox. He is not to be deterred, though, when his family’s life is on the line. It’s a brief read and it’s simply perfect in its storytelling and construction.
Reading Fantastic Mr. Fox has reminded me that Roald Dahl is one of the best storytellers for kids there is. I really must read all of his works, because somehow I was remiss in my childhood and I have not read most of his books.
Have you seen the movie of Fantastic Mr. Fox? Is it good or bad?
What Roald Dahl story is your favorite? I’ve only read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda (as a child), James and the Giant Peach (as a child), and now Fantastic Mr. Fox.