Peace and Quiet
From the Series Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox
Can this family keep the peace when they’re cooped up together underground?
The days are getting colder. The badgers’ bellies are getting rounder, and the foxes’ fur is growing longer. That can only mean one thing: winter is coming!
Ginger wants to sing and play and hunt in the snow. She wishes her badger brother, Grub, would join her, but he is busy taking daylong naps. She needs a perfect plan to make the whole family happy. But what do you do with a badger who only wants peace and quiet?
|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||2.5|
|BISACS||JUV008000, JUV013070, JUV051000|
|Dimensions||8.375 x 10.5|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|ATOS Reading Level||1.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||151479|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
School Library Journal
“This graphic novel is perfect for all young readers, but especially those who might be dealing with their own blended-family situation. Readers learn there will be hard times adjusting to the changes but that they can still be part of a loving family unit.” —School Library Journal
“Speech balloons, endearing illustrations of the characters, well-paced panels and lots of action from scene to scene will keep young readers invested in this story… A welcome addition to shelves of graphic novels for new readers.”—Kirkus Reviews
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.
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.
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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 →