Father Fox a Fantasy World? Maguire says so….

  

I was stunned to see Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes on a list of Gregory “Wicked” Maguires five favorite fantasies. (apparently it edged out second-teir stuff like “The Wizard of Oz.”)

http://www.hbook.com/blog/2008/01/favored-five.html

As you’ve read before, I LOVE Father Fox and the Watsons, but I have to admit I never opened my eyes to their “world” until I read Maguire’s list.
Wow, it is really eye-opening to think of this book as a work of fantasy, not just a beautiful book of better-than-mother-Goose-Rhymes and nifty illustrations.
But Wendy and Clyde Watson have done what the great fantasy writers do: they’ve created a detailed world with its own social system, politics, economy, entertainments, etc…

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