The Wild Cat
From the Series Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox
Ginger the fox can’t wait to see Sylvester the Wild Cat, who puts on daring shows across the forest. Neither can her badger siblings, Grub, Bristle, and Berry. But when Ginger tries some fancy tricks herself, Sylvester says hurtful things. He even teases her about living with badgers.
The Wild Cat’s mean words make Ginger wonder if she’s a true fox. She sets out to find other animals like her. But she’s about to learn that there’s nothing better than being who you are . . .
|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|
|Features||Original artwork and Reviewed|
School Library Journal
“A solid choice for those who are ready for a graphic novel–type picture book . . .”—School Library Journal
“Luciani and Tharlet’s lovely graphic offering feels as snug and familiar as a Beatrix Potter tale but adds a modern spin with its emphasis on being true to oneself.”—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 →