A Game of Fox and Squirrels

A Game of Fox and Squirrels

After an incident shatters their family, eleven-year old Samantha and her older sister Caitlin are sent to live in rural Oregon with an aunt they've never met. Sam wants nothing more than to go back to the way things were… before she spoke up about their father's anger.

When Aunt Vicky gives Sam a mysterious card game called "A Game of Fox & Squirrels," Sam falls in love with the animal characters, especially the charming trickster fox, Ashander. Then one day Ashander shows up in Sam’s room and offers her an adventure and a promise: find the Golden Acorn, and Sam can have anything she desires.

But the fox is hiding rules that Sam isn't prepared for, and her new home feels more tempting than she'd ever expected. As Sam is swept up in the dangerous quest, the line between magic and reality grows thin. If she makes the wrong move, she'll lose far more than just a game.

Title:A Game of Fox and Squirrels
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250243010
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    A Game of Fox and Squirrels Reviews

  • Stephanie

    I'll write a longer, real review of this when the book comes out next year, but: I've been lucky enough to read multiple drafts of this book, and it is AMAZING. I love all of Jenn Reese's books, but t...

  • Brandy Painter

    Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.Jenn Reese's Above World trilogy is a beloved set of books in this house. My daughter still has all her original copies on her favorite books ...

  • Lisa

    A new favorite, this one. I don't want to say too much because I think you should just read it when it comes out in April, 2020. It is charming at times and haunting at times. It is also filled with s...

  • Deva Fagan

    This gorgeous story is a contemporary fantasy, in which the fantastical elements allow the reader to explore and come to terms with heartbreaking emotional realities. Featuring a magical card game, a ...

  • katayoun Masoodi

    very solid everything, good writing and good story....

  • Jennifer Alvarez

    Sam is my new favorite kid! This book shattered me, left me breathless, and then put me back together again. I absolutely loved it, I loved the characters, and I felt every beat of Sam's little rabbit...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusWhen Samantha's father's violence ends with her sister Caitlin's arm being broken, the girls are moved from their California home to their Aunt Vicky's in Oregon. Saman...

  • Amy

    It is rare in reading a middle-grade work that my adult heart is broken and I find myself weeping. This book is so amazingly written, so powerful in the juxtaposition of fantasy and brutal reality, th...

  • Charlotte

    wow. beautiful writing, moving story, hitting a tad close to home for anyone with a mercurial father and a brave older sibling...but so hopeful and healing. Brave squirrels!...

  • Katy

    I received my copy free through Goodreads Giveaways.A well written book on a tough subject for upper elementary - middle grade kids....