The Carnival

Book 5

From the Series Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Can badgers and foxes get through a long, hard winter together? Badgers like to plan for the future. Foxes like to live in the moment. When badgers and foxes are cooped up in one burrow all winter, disagreements are bound to happen.

When Mrs. Fox’s parents move in, food supplies get tight, and Grandpa Fox’s big plans for adventures weigh on everyone’s nerves. But Grandpa Fox also remembers an old tradition—a carnival to remind winter that it must make way for spring. A party might be just the thing to help the animals make it through a cold, dark season . . .

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-4205-4
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
BISACS JUV008000
Dewey 741.5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.375 x 10.5
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 2.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 166511
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“A warm, quiet and cozy tale that’s a sweet-tempered reminder that even the longest of winters must eventually give way to spring.” —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 →