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The fox went out on a chilly night  Cover Image Book Book

The fox went out on a chilly night / illustrated by Peter Spier.

Spier, Peter, 1927-2017 (illustrator., Illustrator).


The countryside of New England is depicted in the pictures accompanying this folk song in which a fox travels many miles to get dinner for his wife and ten cubs.
A timeless folk song provides inspiration for some of the funniest, brightest drawings Peter Spier has ever produced. In the song, a fox forages for food in the village to bring to his family back in the den. The music is also included so everyone can sing along.

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  • ISBN: 9780385376167
  • ISBN: 0385376162
  • ISBN: 9780375972072
  • ISBN: 0375972072
  • ISBN: 9780440408291
  • ISBN: 0440408296
  • ISBN: 9780307982834
  • ISBN: 0307982831
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm + 1 audio disc
  • Publisher: New York : Dragonfly Books, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The text of this work is from the folk song "The Fox," arranged by Burl Ives, copyright 1945 by Leeds Music Corporation. Reprinted with permission of Leeds Music Corporation."--Colophon.
Awards Note:
Caldecott Honor Book, 1962
Subject: Foxes > Songs and music.
Renards > Chants et musique.
Genre: Songs and music.
Picture books.

Available copies

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Homer Public Library P TALES SPI (Text) 000174148 Children's Library -- New Available -

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