Jane, The Fox & Me

Jane, The Fox & Me, a beautiful graphic novel looks much like a picture book, both with its size and its style of illustrations.

Hélène, a middle schooler in Montreal, Quebec, is suddenly outcast by her friends, and she believes the graffiti about her on the bathroom stalls. She thinks she looks like a sausage JaneFoxMe-231x300and the one person she feels connected to is Jane Eyre. She imagines parallels between her and Jane Eyre throughout the book. The ultimate humiliation is a two-week class trip to nature camp, where Hélène will be forced to wear a bathing suit and shorts and stay in the tent reserved for outcasts.

But as things change for Jane Eyre, things also get better for Hélène. Yes, there’s a fox that instigates the turning point, and a revealing moment with her mother. There’s also a new friend and an ending with hope.

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About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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