THE FOX MAIDEN
A mountain fox, with magical powers, tries to live among humans in the guise of a beautiful maiden. She is soon torn, however, between her new life and her natural life in the woods with her family. At last, trying to return to the village and the young man who has fallen in love with her, she finds that magic cannot always be trusted. Can love save her? A story of fantasy, but with the bitter-sweet flavor of real life, THE FOX MAIDEN appeals both to young children and to older persons who may respond to the questions it raises.
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SOME QUESTIONS TO TALK ABOUT...
How do you think the fox maiden has changed by the end of the story?
Is it ever all right to present yourself as a different kind of person from what you really are?
Can you think of a way that a teenager today might be something like the fox maiden?
Why is it sometimes very hard to stop doing something that you know is dangerous or unwise?