by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu
Henry Holt and Company
From Christian McKay Heidicker, author of the Thieves of Weirdwood trilogy, comes the heart-stopping companion to the 2020 Newbery Honor recipient Scary Stories for Young Foxes, chronicling the adventures of three fox kits desperate to survive the terrors of a frightening new world.
Fox kit O-370 hungers for a life of adventure, like those lived long ago by Mia and Uly. But on the Farm, foxes know only the safety of their wire dens and the promise of eternal happiness in the White Barn. Or so they're told. When O-370 gets free of his cage, he witnesses the gruesome reality awaiting all the Farm's foxes and narrowly escapes with his life.
In a nearby suburb, young Cozy and her skulk are facing an unknown danger, one that hunts foxes. Forced to flee their den, they travel to a terrifying new world: the City. That's where they encounter O-370, and where they'll need to fight for their lives against mad hounds, killer robots, and the most dangerous of all creatures: humans.
Award-winning author Christian McKay Heidicker once again surprises, delights, and terrifies with eight interconnected stories inspired by classic and modern horror tropes and paired with haunting illustrations from Junyi Wu.
Prepare to be scared.
Target age: 9 to 12
"Clever and harrowing." -- The Wall Street Journal
"Into the finest tradition of storytelling steps Christian McKay Heidicker with these highly original, bone-chilling, and ultimately heart-warming stories. All that's needed is a blazing campfire and a delicious plate of peaches and centipedes." -- Kathi Appelt, Newbery Award honoree and National Book Award finalist
"These tales are not for the faint of heart. And once you start, you cannot stop until you've reached the end... Terrifying and wonderful. A nightmare book you'll want to return to repeatedly." -- Betsy Bird, Fuse8 Productions
"A weird, creepy and thoroughly entertaining romp for readers of all ages! Highly recommended!" -- Jonathan Maberry, New York Times-bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Mars One
"Heidicker has written the next Watership Down." -- New York Times-bestselling author Jessica Day George
About the Author:
Christian McKay Heidicker reads and writes and drinks tea. He is the author of the Newbery Honor-recipient Scary Stories for Young Foxes, as well as Cure for the Common Universe and Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower. With William Shivering, he wrote the Thieves of Weirdwood trilogy. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.