Thorndike Press

Scary Stories for Young Foxes

  • Christian McKay Heidicker
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 143288235X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432882358
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 430 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2020



A Newbery Honor Recipient
A Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection
A Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Selection

The haunted season has arrived in the Antler Wood. No fox kit is safe. When Mia and Uly are separated from their litters, they discover a dangerous world full of monsters. In order to find a den to call home, they must venture through field and forest, facing unspeakable things that dwell in the darkness: a zombie who hungers for their flesh, a witch who tries to steal their skins, a ghost who hunts them through the snow . . . and other things too scary to mention.

Age Range: 9-12 | Grade Level: 4-7 | Lexile Measure: 640L


Customer Reviews

“[F]or a certain type of reader ― those lost in a battered copy of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark ― this is exactly the kind of book they’re hunting for . . . Kids able to brave the harrowing adventures of Mia and Uly are in for a chilling roller coaster of a read.”

— Booklist (starred)

“As each tale grows progressively darker, the kits must question their fearlessness and consider returning to the safety of their mother’s side . . . An entertaining read for those who enjoy spooky animal thrills.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Dark and skillfully distressing, this is a story for the bold.”

— Kirkus Reviews