From the Series Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox
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 . . .
|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||2.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||166511|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
“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
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 →