Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Today is Roald Dahl Day! I thought this would be a good day to show off the latest Roald Dahl in my collection, a 1978 impression of the first British edition of Fantastic Mr. Fox, illustrated by Donald Chaffin.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
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First Published 1970 by George Allen and Unwin
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Illustrated by Donald Chaffin
In the hole lived Mr and Mrs Fox and their four Small Foxes.
“In the hole lived Mr and Mrs Fox and their four Small Foxes.”
"Don't get careless," said Mrs Fox
“Don’t get careless,” said Mrs Fox
Great heavens! It was the barrel of a gun! Quick as a whip Mr. Fox jumped back into his hole
“Great heavens! It was the barrel of a gun! Quick as a whip Mr. Fox jumped back into his hole.”
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“We starve him out. We camp here day and night watching the hole.”
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“There were white chickens and brown chickens and black chickens by the thousand!”
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“They were so overwhelmed they couldn’t speak; for what they now saw was a kind of fox’s dream, a badger’s dream, a paradise for hungry animals.”
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“A large dining room had been hollowed out of the earth, and in the middle of it, seated around a huge table, were no less than twenty-nine animals.”
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“As far as I know, they are still waiting.”

 

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