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The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night is the newest in this series of captivating picture books, each based on a beloved
songtale from the great American folk music tradition and collected by John M. Feierabend. The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night is one of the most enduring of children’s folk songtales, with roots dating back to England some 500 years ago and recorded by Peter, Paul, and Mary, Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, Burl Ives, The Smothers Brothers, and many more. Beautiful illustrations by Taylor Herrington evoke a wily fox as he roams a sleepy New England town in search of a meal for his family, with tones and textures that are so vivid you can almost hear the rustle of leaves and see the shimmer of
moonlight over the meadows.
Like the other picture books in John M. Feierabend’s First Steps in Music series, The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night includesa description of the history of the song, the notation of the song, and a link to a free mp3 download of the song, sung by Jill Trinka.