Scary Stories for Young Foxes: the City by Christian McKay Heidicker

(Thanks to NetGalley and Henry Holt for the arc of this.)

Thank you NetGalley for the advance copy. In fact, wanting so badly to read this was motivation to finally get a Kindle!
This follow up did NOT disappoint. Oh my gosh-everything I loved about the first book was present here: the storytelling set up with an original story/narrator in bold and then chaptered stories that all build on each other; a story that keeps building and dropping clues about who that original narrator is; a wonderful blend of the foxes talking but their behavior is all wild animal. I also really loved the bits where they see human stuff but don’t have our frame of reference (kind of like Wild Robot?) and so we have to figure out what they’re talking about.
I have to say-the body count in this book is high. There is gore, violence, gruesome stuff. But it’s also heartwarming and a wonderful old fashioned story. So, horror and heartwarming. (Kind of like Tale Dark and Grimm. These two authors have got that niche sewn up.)
Really wonderful. Heidicker is quite a storyteller.

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