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Fox and His Friends (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) Paperback – September 1, 1985
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About the Author
James Marshall was born in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up sixteen miles outside of the town on the family farm. On a fateful summer afternoon in 1971 James Marshall lay on his hammock drawing pictures. His mother was inside the house watching Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf on TV. The strident voices of the movie's protagonists, George and Martha, split the quiet air, and as the sketches began to take shape, history was made... and James Marshall became one of the most prolific and successful author/illustrators of children's books.
He is best known for his series on the mischievous exploits of Fox, a debonair, lazy showoff; the uproarious adventures of the two Cut-Ups, Spud and Joe; George and Martha; and the misadventures of the Stupid family. The Washington Post said in a review of his work, "There are few better writers and illustrators for children now than Marshall. Certainly there is no one else working today who more successfully captures the child's point of view than does the creator of George and Martha and the Stupids." The New York Times said about the Fox books: "The miracle of Mr. Marshall's work is that so often his stories are as profound as they are simple." He illustrated new versions of many children's classics, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, for which he received a Caldecott Honor, Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Hansel and Gretel.
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If you don't have a child the right age, you should buy this anyway, but you may have to think of an excuse.
This book ranks with Marshall's best, which also include the sublime "Three By the Sea," as well as the better-known "Miss Nelson" and "George & Martha" books.
A note to the publisher: You really should keep James Marshall's better books available in hardcover library editions. This guy's best works are classics, and they'll continue to sell for at least another century.
I also bought the second book in this series based on the reviews of it being quality literature and I wish that I had not. Fox is just as impolite in that one too, and his attitude and that of his friends is not a good example.
Looking for quality literature to "feed" your kids? James Marshall's other series -- Three by the Sea - was still very cute and well written, without the really poor moral examples. In that series, the "kids" are still acting like kids, but it's not flagrant rude attitudes toward adults and unkind behavior. Also, check out Sonlight.com for other readers for this age that are great.