A handsome, dramatic book about the life of a red fox, which is a thrilling story of the woodland where, with unsentimental realism, the fox does not outwit man. Vulpes was a cunning member of a cunning breed, a super-fox; he chose a perfect mate and raised a big family. And he enjoyed outwitting men and hounds. Without any sentimental slush, the author creates a sympathetic character. Excellent illustrations, reproduced in offset, amplify the feeling of natural beauty. A handsome book- and good reading, for boys who love the woods.