The Secret Life of the Red Fox

Written by Laurence Pringle, Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky. Boyds Mills Press 2017.

COMING MARCH 7, 2017—This gorgeous and lyrical picture book from renowned science author Laurence Pringle and debut illustrator Kate Garchinsky follows a year in the life of a red fox named Vixen as she finds food, hunts, escapes threats, finds a mate, and raises her kits—all the way to the day that she and her mate watch their kits head off to lead their own secret lives. Stunning, realistic illustrations celebrate the beauty of these mysterious creatures as readers learn important facts through an engaging and fascinating story. The book also includes back matter with more in-depth information, a glossary, and further resources.
[School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW] “This intimate and personal view into Vixen’s life is chronicled through a beautifully cohesive relationship between text and illustration.” –Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library

“Rendered in muted pastels and aqua crayons on sanded paper, the impressionistically fuzzy but otherwise realistic illustrations add depth, drama, and detail to the informative, entertaining text. Intimate scenes of Vixen alternate with panoramic vistas, capturing the essence of the red fox and her world.” –KIRKUS REVIEWS

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