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THE RETURN OF RINALDO, THE SLY FOX by Ursel Scheffler

THE RETURN OF RINALDO, THE SLY FOX

by Ursel Scheffler, translated by J. Alison James, illustrated by Iskender Gider

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)