Maybe A Fox

Maybe A Fox

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"As a sister goes a missing, a shadow fox is born"-- Provided by publisher.
"Worlds collide in a spectacular way when Newbery and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt and Pulitzer Prize nominee and #1 New York Times bestseller Alison McGhee team up to create a fantastical, heartbreaking, and gorgeous tale about two sisters, a fox cub, and what happens when one of the sisters disappears forever. Sylvie and Jules, Jules and Sylvie. Better than just sisters, better than best friends, they'd be identical twins if only they'd been born in the same year. And if only Sylvie wasn't such a fast--faster than fast--runner. But Sylvie is too fast, and when she runs to the river they're not supposed to go anywhere near to throw a wish rock just before the school bus comes on a snowy morning, she runs so fast that no one sees what happens...and no one ever sees her again. Jules is devastated, but she refuses to believe what all the others believe, that--like their mother--her sister is gone forever. At the very same time, in the shadow world, a shadow fox is born--half of the spirit world, half of the animal world. She too is fast--faster than fast--and she senses danger. She's too young to know exactly what she senses, but she knows something is very wrong. And when Jules believes one last wish rock for Sylvie needs to be thrown into the river, the human and shadow worlds collide. Writing in alternate voices--one Jules's, the other the fox's--Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee tell the searingly beautiful tale of one small family's moment of heartbreak, a moment that unfolds into one that is epic, mythic, shimmering, and most of all, hopeful"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016?]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781442482425
Characteristics: 262 pages ; 20 cm.


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SPPL_Anna Mar 24, 2018

My shorthand review: The magical realism book about grief for kids.

Feb 23, 2017

Sister dies and younger sister tries to cope with the loss. An artistic, abstract book that questions life after death. There is alot of exposition, explanation and storytelling. Very little dialogue or action. Much reflection and whimsical writings. Very little dialogue or action. The girl is alone in her grief. Not my style.

Chapel_Hill_KrystalB Aug 15, 2016

An understated and lovely story that spiritually connects the animal and human worlds. Kathi Appelt is so good at conveying her characters' feelings- no matter the species- and I deeply felt the highs and lows of each and every one of them throughout.

LibrarianDest Jun 22, 2016

This is a book about death and grieving. It has a unique spiritualism running through it, connecting people and animals. It may be just the right book for a young reader trying to process their feelings about death, or someone who likes thought-provoking stories with mysticism and animals.

CMLReads_Kristin Apr 20, 2016

A quiet book about loss and grieving. Not for everyone, but for those who love Patterson's Bridge to Terabithia, this will be worth checking out.


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Jul 17, 2017

mauve_dog_612 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99


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