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Fox 8

Fox 8

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Book - 2018
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Idealistic Fox 8's ability to communicate in "Yuman" cannot save his pack when their den and food supply are destroyed to build a mall, so he writes a letter asking for an explanation of human's cruelty.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781984818027
Branch Call Number: FIC SAUN
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Fox Eight


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"Idealistic Fox 8's ability to communicate in "Yuman" cannot save his pack when their den and food supply are destroyed to build a mall, so he writes a letter asking for an explanation of human's cruelty."

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Mar 22, 2021

A short story with a big message.

Nov 28, 2020

This buk woslike so gud! Yumans shud reed and hopefully give paws to consider wut there doing.

Dec 09, 2019

This buk wus a masterpiece, I luv fox 8 and wud liek to reed moar of his buks. We miss yu Fox 7. (And yes, I definitely reccomend this buk )

JCLIanH Jun 18, 2019

Fox 8 is a gud riter and I wud lik to reed mor of his werks. This is a bittersweet look at a young fox's loss of innocence. On the face of it the story is about ecotone and humanity's straight-up ambivalence to the natural world, but deeper down it's a coming of age story about the traumas that shape us and the bewilderment at the world that inflicted them. A bewilderment that never leaves you.

Nicr May 23, 2019

Wise, funny, heartbreaking. Narrated in the wonderfully endearing, and brilliantly sustained, voice of Fox 8, who has learned to speak "Yuman." A must-read for environmentalists and animal lovers, and especially for developers and animal destroyers. "Why did the Curator do it so rong, making the groop with the gratest skils the meenest?"

Apr 25, 2019

I didn’t expect to be so moved by this book. Told from the perspective of Fox 8, his story is ultimately one of despair and an unwavering call for humans to “try being niser”, something that he hopes we all can be. Despite all that happens and his innocence in the face of tragedy, his determination to hold on to this hope is very touching and carries a strong message. Highly recommend.

CRRL_MaryB Feb 19, 2019

Short with a tremendous punch. A fox learns the human language and then tries to understand why humans, who can love and create, can be so cruel.

ArapahoeStaff26 Jan 11, 2019

An original and charming short story. The narrator, Fox 8, wins your heart from the beginning. He's a combination of naive yet precocious 6 year old and polite alien. Fox 8 first marvels at human accomplishments with wide eyed innocence; later he experiences the dark side of human nature and is moved to advise us "If you want your storys to end happy, try being niser."

LPL_IlkaI Nov 26, 2018

I am an avid fan of an animal protagonist and Mr. Saunders accomplishes in less than 50 pages what takes most authors a whole novel to write. It is witty, succinct, and imbued with a wry sense of humor, as well as, replete with simple, yet tender illustrations. Fox 8 literally ticks all of the boxes of what I look for in a book!

LPL_ShirleyB Nov 26, 2018

Reading the sensitive wise story in the vernacular words of Fox 8 is lyrical, magical, humorous, courageous love for foxes, other wildlife & green space. Possibly the best book I've read this year!


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ArapahoeStaff26 Jan 11, 2019

"If you Yumans wud take one bit of advise from a meer Fox? By now I know that you Yumans like your Storys to end hapy? If you want your Storys to end happy, try being niser. I awate your answer. Fox 8."


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