On a hill above the valley there was a wood.
In the wood there was a huge tree. Under the tree there was a hole.
In the hole lived Mr Fox and Mrs Fox and their four Small Foxes. . .
Fantastic Mr Fox, the classic children’s tale by Roald Dahl, is bold and exciting and instantly recognizable with artwork by Quentin Blake.
Boggis is an enormous chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat.
Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper.
Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider.
Mr Fox is a very clever fox – every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the nearby farms. But now the farmers have had enough, and together they hatch a plan to get rid of Mr Fox for good. What they don’t know is Mr Fox has some help, and a fantastic escape plan of his own . . .
Brush with the Law
Encountering Roald Dahl in covetable, tactile Puffin paperbacks as a child in the 1970s, I suspect I was too wrapped up in the tales themselves to give their actual titles much consideration. Curious...Read more
Hands off the Handlebars
Throughout his work – James and the Giant Peach (1961), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), Fantastic Mr Fox (1970), Danny, The Champion of the World (1975), The Twits (1980), The BFG (1982)...Read more