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Boggis, Bunce and Bean are the meanest, foulest farmers in the world! So when they declare war on Mr Fox, who has been stealing their chickens and cider to feed the starving animals on the hill, they mean business! They are determined to get Mr Fox. They lie in wait outside his hole, crouching behind trees with loaded guns; ready to shoot, starve or dig Mr Fox out. But Mr Fox is a crafty, noble fox with lots of little foxlets to feed, and he isn’t going to give up that easily. With the help of his friends, Rabbit and Badger, he thinks up an ingenious plan to evade their shotguns and shovels… One of Roald Dahl’s most charismatic characters comes to flamboyant life in this best-loved novel – a true childhood essential.

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Date published

February 7th, 2013

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.1; Middle years; 1.0 points




Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales on September 13th 1916. His parents were Norwegian, and were called Harald and Sofie. He went to Repton school, in Derbyshire, and left school in 1933.

His first job was in Africa, with the Shell Oil Company. In the second world war he fought as a fighter pilot, and was badly injured when his plane crashed. After the war he worked in America, and soon started writing stories.

His very first children’s book, written in 1943 was called The Gremlins. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the President of the USA liked it so much he was invited to the White House and became friends with the President, Franklin D Roosevelt.

He wrote a number of books and short stories for adults, many of which were televised as the hugely popular Tales of the Unexpected.

But it was as a children’s author that he found greatest fame and satisfaction, saying “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers…Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.” Millions of fans around the world agreed and have chuckled and gasped at his amazing stories. His mesmerising stories, written in sizzling, sparkly language, will lead you into adventures you’ll never ever forget!

From 1945 until his death, he lived at Gipsy House, in Buckinghamshire, where he wrote his famous children’s books. He died in hospital in Oxford, on November 23rd, 1990. His books have continued to be read and loved, and have been made into a number of hit films, including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can even visit the Roald Dahl Museum in the village where Dahl lived for most of his life.

In 2009 the Roald Dahl Funny Prize was established in his memory.

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  1. Clarice thumb 136

    on 7 May 2016

    It’s totally FANTASTIC!!!😆😄it’s also really funny and humurous…Mr fox is very clever,....Hmmm…🐕

    4out of 5
  2. Evie 113313

    on 5 March 2016

    So cool! The amazing pictures and events make me feel part of the book. I got the book in Year two at a leaving assembly.

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar bear 761721

    on 18 August 2015

    This book is brilliant although I don’t like it when Mr Fox’s tail gets shot off.

  4. Avatar owl 761790

    on 26 June 2015

    I really enjoyed this book because I liked how Mr Fox manages to get lots of food from the farmers for his family. I like the part when Mr fox and his four small foxes get lots of food from the famers for a big feast.

    The book is really exciting.

    Roald Dahl is an amazing author.

    5out of 5
  5. Pearl 113298

    on 25 February 2015

    I think that Mr.Fox is an very very smart fox and an helpful one to he will do anything for his family

  6. Abigail 113288

    on 6 July 2014

    I LOVE fantastic Mr fox! because he is clever and he cares for his family and helps them.

  7. Love stargirl 113412

    on 9 March 2014

    The mean farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean are deterement to kill Mr Fox and his family,because they keep stealing there food But who will win ?

    4out of 5
  8. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 March 2014

    This about three farmers who want to get rid of mr fox and his family.

  9. Clarice thumb 136

    on 6 March 2014

    I am still reading this book but so far i find it humorous! After three farmers ( one skinny, one fat and one short) are after à fox for stealing some of There chickens and geese. However, this fox can outsmart them since hé is smarter than them. I’ve never really found out if the farmers catch the fox or not so its your job to read it and see. Its world book day so i gave this book a favour and Rated it à 5 out of 5.

    5out of 5
  10. Evie 113313

    on 5 March 2014

    I love this book because Mr Foz proved to the animals that he isn’t scared and that he is very clever. He proved this by tricking the 3 grumpy farmers.

  11. Default avatar

    on 5 March 2014

    I really like Roald Dahl’s books but I especially like Fantastic Mr Fox. It is a fun and exciting book. I like the way Mr Fox is cunning and overcomes the mean horrible farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone!! 😃📚

    2out of 5
  12. Pearl 113298

    on 22 May 2013

    I love this book because it is great when the 3 farmers dig the massive hole. And it’s great when all the foxes dig as fast as they could.

    5out of 5