How beautiful is this cover? I love it. Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee are fairly well known authors. Let me tell you some things they’ve written.
Kathi Appelt wrote The Underneath, which was a Newbery Honor book in 2009, and The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, which was a National Book Award finalist in 2013. Alison McGhee recently wrote Firefly Hollow, which I read some of, and Someday which was illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds (a God).
Now on to Maybe a Fox. A quick read, I read in one 2-3 hour sitting. This book is heart wrenching. Oh em gee. It is SO sad. Not only does Sylvia die once as a human, (spoiler alert!) she dies AGAIN as a fox. Good Lord. It’s no wonder Jules is so messed up and yells at her friend. She lost her mom too young and is starting to forget her and then her sister dies. I did really like the book and I flew through it but it’s just so tragic that I’m not sure I’d recommend it to a kid unless I knew them.
2016 Reading Challenge: a book you can read in a day