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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Written by Gracie Cooper. Posted in Books

Roald Dahl become one of the best-selling writer in 1940 when he released both children and adults books. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl was one of the best novels published in 1970 and it was very loved by children all over the world.

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The stories written by this great author were appreciated for their surprising endings and for their dark humor. Many of his works were adapted into movies and operas, and they were nominated for several Academy Awards. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl was one of the books which had many forms of interpretations. Director Wes Anderson made a film based on its action in which he used stop-motion animation and George Clooney’s voice as Mr. Fox.

The main character of the story is a smart, tricky fox named Mr. Fox, who has to deal with three cruel farmers named Bunce, Bean and Boggis. Our hero lives underground with his wife and child, and he has to support his family by snatching the livestock available on the three wicked men farms. His nephew occasionally comes to visit them, so Mr. Fox has to make bigger efforts in order to supply the proper amount of food his family needs.
Although he managed to outsmart his neighbors a long period of time, the farmers come up with a plan which implies killing the clever fox. One day they decide to sneak up on their enemy and shoot him, but the only thing they succeed is shooting Mr. Fox’s tail.

Trapped by their rivals along with other underground creatures, the Fox family is threatened with starvation, but that is only until Mr. Fox devises a plan to acquire food. He and his children dig a tunnel that leads them to Boggis’s house where several chickens are killed and carried back home by some of his young. While making his path to the next destination, the main character runs into one of his friends which agrees to help him in his mission. They arrive to Bunce’s farm and to Bean’s cider basement where they are nearly discovered by people who worked for the farmers.

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl ends up with our heroes carrying back home their findings and feeding everyone who was waiting for them. Mr. Fox invites the other animals to live with his family in a safer underground neighborhood where they will no longer have to worry about predators. Everybody cheers for his good intentions whereas Bunce, Bean and Boggis are left waiting for the fox to exit from his hole.

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