From the Series Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox
Now that Ginger Fox and her mother are living with the Badgers, life just isn’t the same.
Ginger’s new badger brothers like to argue. Her new badger baby sister takes up all of Mrs. Fox’s time. And Mr. Badger has a lot of rules about keeping the house tidy. That’s not how they used to do things back at the Fox home.
Maybe Ginger should live with her father instead. But Mr. Fox travels all the time. And Ginger really likes the new clubhouse she and her brothers built. If only they could keep those mean cats from taking over the clubhouse…
Maybe belonging to a big family has some benefits after all!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.6|
|Dimensions||8.375 x 10.5|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||138209|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
School Library Journal
“The watercolor illustrations help set the mood and provide a great deal of depth to each panel. Each strip depicts Ginger’s feelings and makes the text come alive. A good choice for the youngest graphic-novel fans.” —School Library Journal
“There are some amusing twists here—’Every fight you avoid is one you win,’ homilizes Ginger’s strict and orderly badger dad, just before helping the young folk set up a paint trap to drive off the feline interlopers—and Tharlet’s delicately detailed panels never look crowded despite plenty of speech balloons. Above-average fare for younger graphic-fiction fans.” —Kirkus Reviews
Illustrator: Eve Tharlet
Eve Tharlet is the illustrator of over 150 books for children, including the Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox series. Although born in Alsace, Ms. Tharlet grew up in Germany, taking courses in printmaking and screen-printing in Berlin before studying illustration in Strasbourg. She has illustrated all kinds of children’s products, including miniature books and calendars, games and magazines, schoolbooks and classic fairy tales. She is married and has two sons, and lives in the hilly countryside of Brittany.
Author: Brigitte Luciani
Brigitte Luciani is the author of many French titles for children. Born in Hanover, Germany, she received a Masters degree in literature and worked in journalism, editing, and photo research before moving to France, where she began writing books for kids and adults. Around the same time, she discovered graphic novels and began looking for an illustrator to collaborate with on a comic of her own. She teamed up with with Eve Tharlet for the Monsieur Blaireau et Madame Renarde series, which has been translated into English as Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox.
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Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox
When a hunter’s dog chases Mrs. Fox and her daughter, Ginger, out of their home, the Fox family moves into the tunnel of Mr. Badger, his two squabbling sons (Bristle and Grub), and his toddler daughter, Berry. The result is a story of the ups and downs of forming a blended family… View available downloads →