Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Roald Dahl

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Book Information

Publication Date: April 20, 2006

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 600L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level P

Interest Level: Grades 3-5

Major Awards: Read Aloud BILBY Award, Books I Love Best Yearly: Younger Readers Award

Number of Pages: 241 pages

Approximate Word Count: 34,160 words

Audible Book Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins (Audio includes several Roald Dahl books - Esio Trot, The Enormous Crocodile & The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

Book Themes: The Importance of Family, Pride, Socioeconomic Status, Intelligence, Being Hypocritical, Parenting, Environment

Genre: Adventure, Magical Realism

Setting: British countryside -- Farms and Underground

Important Quote: I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.

First Line: Down in the valley there were three farms.

Point of View: third person from an unseen character

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