Maybe a Fox

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By Kathi Appelt, Alison McGhee
Publisher Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Maybe a Fox
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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, theyd be identical twins if only theyd been born in the same year. And if only Sylvie wasnt such a fastfaster than fastrunner. But Sylvie is too fast, and when she runs to the river theyre 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 happensand no one ever sees her again. Jules is devastated, but she refuses to believe what all the others believe, thatlike their motherher sister is gone forever. At the very same time, in the shadow world, a shadow fox is bornhalf of the spirit world, half of the animal world. She too is fastfaster than fastand she senses danger. Shes 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 voicesone Juless, the other the foxsKathi Appelt and Alison McGhee tell the searingly beautiful tale of one small familys moment of heartbreak, a moment that unfolds into one that is epic, mythic, shimmering, and most of all, hopeful.

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34862 words34,862 words
272 pages272 pages
Lexile 740LLexile 740L
Grade 5 to 9Grade 5 to 9
Age 10-14Age 10-14
Published 2016Published 2016

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