Thursday, February 18, 2021

Book Review: The Hidden World of the Fox

by Adele Brand


A partial synopsis from the  Author's Website:  We’ve all seen the fox.  A flash of his brushy tail disappearing between the gap of a fence, a blaze of orange caught in the headlights as he scampers across the road. We’ve heard him too, his strange barks echoing in the city night. Perhaps we’ve even come face to face with him, eyes meeting for a few moments before he disappears once more into the darkness. But where is he going, and what is his world really like?

My thoughts:  I love the beauty, the mystery, and the folklore of the fox.  Adele Brand is an ecologist and covers all the scientific stuff, which was very interesting, but she also tells stories of her petite orange neighbors who visit her garden.  There are wonderful paragraphs detailing how members of the same fox family interact with one another as well as how they ward off intruders.  Chatter is the name of a rescued pup.  I loved the tales about her and the rest of her litter mates.  This charming book contains a few photos taken by the author which are absolutely stunning.  For me, the author kept a lovely balance of informing as well as entertaining her audience.  I loved this book!

What have you been reading?

;-)  -Marci

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