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THE RETURN OF RINALDO, THE SLY FOX by Ursel Scheffler

THE RETURN OF RINALDO, THE SLY FOX

By Ursel Scheffler (Author) , J. Alison James (Translator) , Iskender Gider (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 - 9

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 1-55858-227-4
Publisher: NorthSouth

 A crafty malefactor (Rinaldo, the Sly Fox, 1992) once again tricks his way through several funny chapters. First seen truly and deservedly bound with rope, he persuades a hare to free him, then springs his unwitting ``accomplice'' from jail and hides out in his cell. After a sleazy sojourn with a couple of gas-pumping raccoons for whom he drums up trade, and working a double deal on a field of rocks, he's royally conned in turn by a gorgeous cat- -but manages to leave his old antagonist Bruno (a duck detective) holding the bag. Gider's lighthearted, cartoon-style illustrations extend the idea that the clever fox's tricks are no more than an entertaining game. Good light reading. (Young reader. 5-9)