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Fantastic Mr. Fox
Perhaps the most under-celebrated work by one of our most celebrated children's authors, Fantastic Mr. Fox is the captivating and delightful story of Mr. Fox's efforts to preserve his family and the community of animals they live with from three evil farmers ("Bogus, Bunce, and Bean, one short, one fat, one lean") who are determined to eradicate them all. The comic Herculean efforts of the farmers are met and thwarted at every turn by the clever and determined Mr. Fox. From the opening pages where the farmers shoot off his tail, the magical story unfolds as Dahl brings the animals and their world alive with his usual flair. An absolute must read for all children.