Everything you need to understand or teach Fox 8 by George Saunders.
“Fox 8” is a short story by George Saunders. The protagonist is a fox named Fox 8. He lives happily with other foxes in a forest. However, one day, humans destroy the forest and build a shopping mall on the location. The destruction of the forest causes a general breakdown of the ecosystem, and the foxes must confront the sudden disappearance of their source of food. The tale explores themes of kindness, storytelling, and hope.