Jane, the Fox & Me

By BRITT, Fanny

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ISBN
978-1-55498-360-5
Publisher
Groundwood/House of Anansi


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on November 1, 2013  |  Graphic Novels

Gr 7 Up—Helene is unhappy with her life and prefers to escape into books. At school, she is tormented by the insults of her former friends. The book shifts back and forth between Helene's reality and the world she enters whenever she reads Jane Eyre and begins imagining herself in the character's place. Helene admires Jane, who is "clever, slender and wis...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

Britt and Arsenault's powerful picture book-sized graphic novel about bullying, self-image, imagination, and (ultimately) hope centers on Helene, ostracized by her former friends and now a loner at school persecuted via washroom wall scribbles ("Helene weighs 216!") and acts of public humiliation ("I stuck a fork in your butt, but you're so fat you didn't feel a thing!!"). With her shattered self-esteem and (mistaken) belief that she looks like a "big fat sausage," Helene escapes into reading, s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on December 1, 2013

Without melodrama, Fanny Britt quietly and thoughtfully evokes the fear and shame that Hélène experiences as a result of her schoolmates’ relentless teasing and bullying (they repeatedly call her fat although she is not; for a time Hélène comes to believe them). The joy and comfort Hél&#23...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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