Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee
"Maybe this is going to be the year of the fox"...is the first thought I had after reading Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee because I enjoyed reading this story as much as I enjoyed reading Pax, and the two couldn't be more different from each other. Jules loves her older sister Sylvie, so when Sylvie vanishes after running off into the woods Jules has to find a way to cope with the loss. This story was very cleverly and whimsically written as the authors connect the spirit of Sylvie to a newborn fox kit...that might sound cheesy, but it was fantastically done. It has a fair amount of tragedy (mom passed away then sister vanishes) without being too heavy for middle grade readers.
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If you liked Maybe a Fox, you might also enjoy Sara, Lost and Found and The Thing About Jellyfish
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