From the Series Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox
Grub, Bristle, and Ginger agree on only one thing: badgers and foxes cannot be friends. But when hunters chase Ginger and her mother out of their den, Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox decide they should all live together. Grub, Bristle, and Ginger have a BIG PLAN to change their parents’ minds . . . but it’s going to take a lot of cooperation to prove that they just can’t get along! This is the first book in the Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||8.375 x 10.5|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||134925|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and Teaching Guides|
- Booklist Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth
School Library Journal
“The story has enough action to keep readers’ interest and a dramatic resolution. . . . The soft watercolor illustrations evoke the summer forest setting and move the story along. A good start to a new series.”
—School Library Journal
“Quality translation and art production, along with a hardcover binding that lies flat, are details that suggest this book can be a popular mainstay in collections for a long time. A delight on many levels, it is also big enough to share with small groups and detailed enough to make for a leisurely individual reading experience.” —Booklist
“Tharlet’s uncluttered, fluidly brushed watercolor scenes are easy to follow as the young folk squabble about games and other issues but eventually come together over plans for a big moving-in party. . . . it’s hard not to warm up to characters named Bristle and Grub.”
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 →