by Christian McKay Heidicker
Henry Holt and Company
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
"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
"Gather around this collection of finely written stories that will raise your hackles and tingle your whiskers. But reader, beware. The dangers within this book are very real. Fortunately, so is the bravery of foxes." -- Matthew Kirby, Edgar Award-winning author of Icefall and The Clockwork Three
"A weird, creepy and thoroughly entertaining romp for readers of all ages! Highly recommended!" -- Jonathan Maberry, author of Rot & Ruin and Mars One
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.