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Mem Fox

Hattie and the Fox 35th Anniversary Edition

Hattie and the Fox 35th Anniversary Edition

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Hattie, a large black hen, tries to warn the other animals on the farm that there is something or someone lurking behind the trees. The suspense is brilliantly built up in the illustrations by slowly revealing a fearsome fox that is waiting to pounce. Hattie and the Fox combines repetition and imagery to create a dramatic tale of a clever hen who saves herself and all her farm friends from a hungry fox.


  • Hardback
  • 32 pages

Praise for the Book

"Mem Fox and Patricia Mullins bring us a farmyard spectacular in this fun story about Hattie, a 'big black hen' who spies something in the bushes" - Kids' Book Review.

"Prepare for suspense that's just scary enough for tender readers. Only Hattie the hen seems concerned. At a certain point, their reactions seem not only predictable but also kind of funny" - Good Reads.

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About the Author

Mem Fox

Mem Fox was born in Melbourne in 1946. She grew up in Africa, went to drama school in England in the mid-sixties, and came back to Australia in early 1970. Growing up outside the country of her birth gave her a unique perspective on Australia and a passionate love for it.

In 1983, she became Australia’s best-selling writer. She has remained the pre-eminent writer for young children for an entire generation writing over 40 books for children. Possum Magic, her first book, is still available in hardback after 39 years, and has become a beacon of children’s literature for millions of Australian families.

After years of study in literacy she became a full-time Associate Professor of Literacy Studies at Flinders University, South Australia, where she delighted in teaching teachers for 24 years until her retirement in 1996. Her focus on learning to read is legendary: how it is best learnt by reading to children for the first five years of their lives; the effect of literacy, or the lack of it, on every individual; and its enormous benefits for the economy of the country.

She has received three honorary doctorates and many other civic honours and awards, including South Australian of the Year in 2004.

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