Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox - Hardcover - UK - George Allen & Unwin - 1st Edition.jpg

Hardcover - USA - 1st edition.

Author Roald Dahl
Published 1970-??-??
Type Fiction
Genre Adventure
Themes Adventure, Fantasy, Farm
Age Group Children

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a children's book by Roald Dahl, published in 1970. It's about a fox who routinely steals livestock from some farmers who get fed up and try to kill the fox.


Read?Paperback / Audiobook read by Martin Jarvis.
Finished1987 / March 2017.

This book was read by our teacher in my elementary class in 2nd grade. I re-read it in my 30sto remember what it was like, but I didn't find it nearly as interesting.




— This section contains spoilers! —


  • Like most of Roald Dahl's books, it is well written and fun.


  • Per usual with most children's books, ugly people are also evil. I'm sick of this trope.
  • How are the foxes able to dig so much without dumping the dirt anywhere?
  • The women in the book (Mrs. Fox and Mrs. Badger) have a constitution weaker even than children, and are always in need of rescue.
  • Mr. Fox is a bully to Mr. Rat and threatens to murder him if he doesn't give up his cider.
  • Badger is the only person who thinks that stealing from other people is wrong, but even he changes his mind after enjoying the stolen goods.
  • The overall lesson of the book is that it's okay to steal from mean people.


  • Nothing.


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