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Jane, the Fox & Me
Jane, the Fox & Me | Fanny Britt
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Helene has been inexplicably ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies "Helene weighs 216; she smells like BO." Her loving mother is too tired to be any help. Fortunately, Helene has one consolation, Charlotte Bronte s "Jane Eyre." Helene identifies strongly with Jane s tribulations, and when she is lost in the pages of this wonderful book, she is able to ignore her tormentors. But when Helene is humiliated on a class trip in front of her entire grade, she needs more than a fictional character to allow her to see herself as a person deserving of laughter and friendship. Leaving the outcasts tent one night, Helene encounters a fox, a beautiful creature with whom she shares a moment of connection. But when Suzanne Lipsky frightens the fox away, insisting that it must be rabid, Helene s despair becomes even more pronounced: now she believes that only a diseased and dangerous creature would ever voluntarily approach her. But then a new girl joins the outcasts circle, Geraldine, who does not even appear to notice that she is in danger of becoming an outcast herself. And before long Helene realizes that the less time she spends worrying about what the other girls say is wrong with her, the more able she is to believe that there is nothing wrong at all. This emotionally honest and visually stunning graphic novel reveals the casual brutality of which children are capable, but also assures readers that redemption can be found through connecting with another, whether the other is a friend, a fictional character or even, amazingly, a fox."
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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This picture book/graphic novel follows a young girl who is now an outcast and bullied. Her days at school are shown in grays. When she reads Jane Eyre, however, the illustrations are in full color. When her school goes on a trip to the country, color begins to peak in.

I love the use of color in this book and the beautiful illustrations 💕. Loved the message too. #scarathlon 1pt (read) #TeamStoker + (matte cover) #ScaryScavengerHunt

TheReadingMermaid You go girl! Get those prompts!!!! 1mo
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Andrea313
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Ooof. This was a beautiful gut punch. I remember so clearly those middle school feelings of shame, isolation, inadequacy, and longing; I also turned to Jane Eyre for solace (and to hide). This lovely graphic novel has completely gorgeous illustrations and a painfully real protagonist looking for connection and affirmation. It also has a wonderfully sweet ending, I'm happy to report! #GraphicNovel #InTranslation

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Alybrarian
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This book did a really good job at showing a young girl dealing with bullying. I love how she turned to the book Jane Eyre to cope. The ending was great. I definitely recommend this.

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Butterflyamore
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4.75 stars

I highly recommend this book. It is lovely in every way, a quick read, and a solace to those who have endured similar circumstances.

See my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/277466533013627?s=1282951466&sfns...

Trashcanman But I don't do Facebook ☹️ 6mo
Butterflyamore @Trashcanman Litsy has a pretty extreme character limit so I cannot post my reviews here. Do you do Goodreads? You can find my review there as well and my Goodreads link is in my profile. 6mo
Trashcanman Yes thank you. 6mo
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JaneyWaneyB Love those socks 🦊 6mo
Kaye Fox in Sox 6mo
Craftylikefox I love this whole picture! I love the socks! 💕 6mo
juliegumdrop My daughter would love these socks. 🦊 6mo
tdrosebud I want those socks! 6mo
Butterflyamore @JaneyWaneyB They are fun! 6mo
Butterflyamore @juliegumdrop @tdrosebud You can get a pair at eeksattic.com 😊🦊 6mo
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Butterflyamore
Jane, the Fox and Me | Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault
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It seems like the best option for #itsgonnabeme is one of my outfit photos from my Instagram account, abookishbutterflyscloset, with one of my TBR books for May. #amonthofsongs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! I need you to pick out my clothes!! 6mo
Butterflyamore @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Haha! A personal stylist sounds like a fun job! 6mo
OriginalCyn620 Love it! I love foxes! 🦊 6mo
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Butterflyamore
Jane, the Fox & Me | Fanny Britt
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What is on your May TBR?

I fully confess that there is a chance that I won‘t get to all of these but there is just as much of a chance that I will. Two of them are relatively short (100–150 pages).

~Miracle Creek
~Shout
~Magpie Murders
~The Magician‘s Lie
~Me and Emma
~The Elephant Whisperer
~Night
~A Dog Named Beautiful
~Still Missing
~All the Missing Girl
~Jane, the Fox, and me

Clwojick I am also planning on reading All the Missing Girls this month, and I loved (edited) 7mo
MaceyT15 All the Missing Girls is one of my favorite reads, ever! Definitely put this near the top! 7mo
Butterflyamore @Clwojick Awesome! I can‘t wait to see what think of it. I‘m so glad you read Jane, the Fox, and Me! It looks like such a beautiful book, both aesthetically and story wise. 7mo
Butterflyamore @MaceyT15 I will! I‘ve really been looking forward to that one. 7mo
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Schlinkles
Jane, the Fox and Me | Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault
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This was a quick read about a girl being bullied. She escapes her reality by reading Jane Eyre. The art in this is not a style that I would normally go for but it worked well with the story and was quite beautiful in places.

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Butterflyamore
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This book represents a few of my loves: books, art, and animals. ❤️

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GatheringBooks
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#Aprella Day 14: #ItsAShame that there is still so much bullying going on in schools, especially among tweeners. This is a powerful illustrated novel about a young girl grappling with body shaming, belonging, and figuring out who she is by escaping into Jane Eyre‘s world. I wanted to borrow this from the library but sadly it‘s been taken out - no longer available. There must have been a complaint about its “appropriateness.”

Mdargusch Sounds perfect for this prompt. Sorry you couldn‘t check it out. 🤔 2y
Reviewsbylola Gorgeously illustrated. It sounds great. 2y
Titania At my kids' middle school library, if a book disappears from the catalog, it probably went missing. I always like to think that some kid connected with the book so much that they snuck out with it. 2y
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emilyhaldi Ugh bullying makes me SO frustrated. How do kids learn that behavior?! This book sounds cool ☺️ 2y
GatheringBooks @Mdargusch yup. book no longer available. 😭 2y
GatheringBooks @Reviewsbylola they make great collaborations - fanny britt and isabelle arsenault - i think their originals are in french. :) they‘re canadian. 2y
GatheringBooks @Titania sadly, that is hardly the case here in singapore. may have more insidious reasons such as book pulping of so-called inappropriate titles that do not fit into community norms. 😭 2y
GatheringBooks @emilyhaldi one of the reasons why i feel teachers and parents need to be more proactive by sharing books that show compassion and perspective taking and kindness. 2y
Cinfhen That‘s the real shame...they are still censoring books. 2y
Titania 😩😩😰 2y
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ladycarliblack
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What a lovely book! Beautiful story and art. Very quick read too.

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LauraBrook
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A wonderful little GN about bullying and Jane Eyre, and this poor girl in school and at camp. I loved the story, and the use of color in the illustrations. Please read the review that @Emily92Bibliophile did, it‘s great, and she‘s where I found out about this book from.

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hjg1223
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Very much enjoyed this one. It‘s very relatable if you‘ve ever felt like an outcast. Great first book of 2018!

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olyvianne
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This book is beautiful and kind, and reminded me of my own youth and the experiences of my friends and family. The illustrations are lovely and evocative, and the story moves beautifully.

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Clwojick
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️What an absolute beauty. This graphic novel was about a young girl, who's being bullied by her classmates, and turns to her copy of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre for comfort. 💜

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sofiaga
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I loved this book so much. I was and still considered myself as different from most people. This often leads to feelings of loneliness that are hard to carry sometimes, but makes connections so much more meaningful. I often turned to books to feel less lonely and they inspired me to be true to myself. That is why I love Jane Eyre and why this book was so beautiful to me.

Texreader I think I must have this book. I was teased relentlessly my freshman year in high school until I found myself, fortunately by my sophomore year. Books were such a solace. I need my dear daughter (a freshman now) to read this although she seems to be doing far better than me at that age. Thanks so much for sharing. 2y
sofiaga @Texreader It is a simple story with lovely illustrations, but if you have felt lonely sometimes you would enjoy it for sure. Thank you for sharing your experiences as well. 2y
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jaimeisbionic
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This was more painful to read than I had expected. Hélène's experience being bullied by former "friends" felt so real, so senselessly cruel, and her isolation complete. I remember those days. Reading Jane Eyre provides her comfort and hope, but also a heightened sense of what she supposedly lacks. And the fox, her mother... ? Reminds me of that Adrienne Rich quote: "Without tenderness, we are in hell." The tenderness in this book is powerful.

Kalalalatja It is such a great book! 2y
MrBook Nice post! 😁👍🏻👍🏻 2y
jaimeisbionic @MrBook Thanks! 😊 2y
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jaimeisbionic
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Beginning tonight. Despite it being July and woefully hot and humid in southern Appalachia, I have been craving hot cocoa every night. 📗☕

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Kalalalatja
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This lovely graphic novel is #setinFrance and tells the story about a young girl being bullied. To deal with this she reads Jane Eyre (which is understandable) and she befriends a fox (which is sweet).

#JubilantJuly

hlgreenfield Aww that looks like such a cute story! 2y
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lilsher
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So sweet and so familiar. #melancholy #feels

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Kalalalatja
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Sometimes, it is the #scars you can't see, that hurt the most. This graphic novel about a young girl being bullied and escaping into Jane Eyre blew my mind. The artwork is stunning, and themes of loneliness, low self esteem and fitting in was dealt with very delicately. 👌

#JuneTunz

Cinfhen Sounds brilliant and heartbreaking 💔 2y
TrishB That looks amazing. 2y
Nat_Reads I loved this book so much! 2y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @TrishB I think most people, and especially women/girls could get a lot out of this. 👌 @Nat_Reads me too! It was one of the first GNs I read, and it has stucked with me since 💜 2y
minkyb Wow! 2y
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Nat_Reads
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So beautiful! I love the story and the illustrations. Like Helene, (and many of you) I use books to filter out and to understand the world around me--to find myself. Also, Helene's brothers are drawn to look like ninjas. And her mother is a wonderful person. I cannot recommend this sweet, delightful book enough. Spoiler alert: if you haven't read Jane Eyre, she gives away the ending.

merelybookish This is such a wonderful book on so many levels! 2y
Nat_Reads @merelybookish Yes! I think I need my own copy ❤️ 2y
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Nat_Reads
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On a reading binge today (because I put 56 books on my library list and they will probably start being ready tomorrow *panic*) but am savoring this graphic novel (Translated from French) about a bullied girl who finds refuge in reading-JANE EYRE-my personal favorite.

ScientistSam Looks lovely, I look forward to your review 2y
Kalalalatja I liked it a lot when I read it! 👌 2y
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Somasis
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For anyone who, as a kid, had problems with their body image, with friends, or bullies, this book gets very real. It's lovely, the artwork, writing, it's simple message. I loved it, it's a book that deserves all the praise it's received.

EvieBee One of my favorites! (edited) 3y
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RowReads1
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Boom! Another French translation. Helene's getting lost in books and love of Jane Eyre helps her deal with getting teased and bullied. This one is pretty awesome. I do wish the fox played a bigger part.

bronwenr I LOVE this book. 3y
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Kalalalatja
Jane, the Fox and Me | Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault
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My shelf of #fastreads - Graphic Novels, comics and picture books 😍📚

#SpringFlingReading

Caroline2 Oh Maus is one of my all time favourite books EVER! It is so good! 3y
Kalalalatja @Caroline2 I loved it as well! 3y
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Kalalalatja
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Some #animallove - Fox edition 🦊 I don't have any pets yet, so I have to be satisfied with fictional animals for now

#17BookLove

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Emily92Bibliophile
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- what a beautiful story! Helene is a young girl who is bullied for her weight. She finds comfort in reading the book Jane Eyre, and later discovers that she has a choice in deciding how the hurtful words can affect her. Beautiful charcoal illustrations, and a strong theme. Im going to have to buy this book for myself soon!

Nat_Reads Just started this one! 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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Excellent graphic novel with beautiful artwork. A story of escaping from bullying and loneliness through reading Jane Eyre. 😍📚❤️

merelybookish Such a beautiful book! 3y
Lindy Love this one. ❤️ 3y
KarenUK Beautiful 💕 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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I just read this absolutely sweet, short graphic novel set in Montreal about a young girl who uses reading (Jane Eyre) to escape from bullying and social isolation until she meets a fox and a friend. The illustrations are terrific. This book really speaks to the pain of social isolation and bullying.

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Kalalalatja
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Jane, The Fox and Me is a graphic novel about a girl being bullied. She thinks she is fat (which she is not) and unlikeable (which she isn't either). To escape she read Jane Eyre. And there's a Fox too. What is not to love?

She is a great #childprotagonist and she drama with a lot of problems that I think a lot of girls/women can relate to.

#photoadaynov16

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writerlibrarian
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Amazing graphic novel that deals with being the subject of bullying. About isolation and finding some peace in a piece a literature and art that talks to you, comforts you and helps to march onward. It's about the power of friendship and hope.

Amazing illustrations, amazing text. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

yayeahyeah I really liked this one - the artwork is some of my favourite for ages; beautiful! 3y
writerlibrarian @yayeahyeah The illustrator as a new book out on the life of Louise Bourgeois that is just amazing. 3y
yayeahyeah Ooh thanks - will def check that one out! 3y
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merelybookish
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We have a quite a collection of graphic novels at our house because both my teen and tween love them. But this book is mine and an all-time favourite. I'm a sucker for stories about the power of reading in any genre. #booktober @RealLifeReading

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javadiva
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The character overlays her favorite story Jane Eyre onto her life in a self-deprecating way, yet adding humor to deal with awkwardness and low self-image. Anyone who dealt with those topics when younger will see the beauty and find healing in this book. One of my favorites this year.

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