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am 3. Oktober 2015
„Fantastic Mr. Fox“ tells the story of how a fox and his family could escape three sinister hunters.
So you might want to know what is so fantastic about this peculiar Mr. Fox? It is…no I will not tell you instead you have to read it.
Mr. Fox lives happily with his wife and their four children under a huge tree . Everyday Mr. Fox goes outside and brings home either chicken, duck, goose or turkey. He finds all the food they need on three farms nearby.
The owners of the farms are Boggis, Bounce and Bean, „…one fat, one short, one lean. These horrible crooks. So different in looks. Were none the less equally mean.“
So Mr. Fox must be really clever to get away with his robberies. „They were not men who like anything to give away.“ and he is until this very day everything goes smooth.
The three men are on the hunt, they want to eliminate the foxes. So they make a plan: dig out the foxes.
First they use shovels and then come the machines and as you might imagine, the foxes will all be dead soon. But then Mr. Fox has a plan of his own. And it is a fantastic one.
In this story like in other Dahl books for children, the sinister characters are especially ugly and nasty and the good ones are of course the opposite. So from the beginning you hope everything will go well for the foxes and I can assure you it will. But in between there are a lot of funny, frightening and exciting moments that you will never forget.
It is a modern fairytale with fantastic characters, fantastic drawings by Quentin Blake and a fantastic plot.
The story was written by Roald Dahl (1916-1990) a former Royal Air Force pilot in the second world war began his writting career soon after the war with stories for kids and for adults. And still today his books are loved.
There is a Roald Dahl museum in London which you should visit. There you can the hut. The placquentin blakes e where Dahl wrote his lovely stories.