Giveaway Monday and Book Review: Because of the Red Fox by Jane Valencia

***This Giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to 13 year old Bailey! She was randomly selected to win***


This week I have the pleasure to give away a copy of Jane Valencia’s new book Because Of The Red Fox ~ a magical nature taleThis book is a delightful tale of a twelve year old girl and her two cousins who live on Yonder Island. Shell Wakefield has just moved to the island with her father after her planned journey to join her mother in Wales fell through. The three girls plan an outing to Seattle to explore the local bookstore. On their way, they discover many magical and mystical things happening that they cannot explain away.

Shell continues seeing a red fox slip in and out of the landscape, both on Yonder Island and in the bustle of downtown Seattle, while her two cousins insist she is only seeing things as foxes don’t exist on the island. As the day unfolds, time proves that not only has Shell seen a red fox but many other things exist that they thought only to be fantasy as well.

After meeting chickens who can communicate, a family of tree people and a walking, talking tea pot, everything they ever thought to be fantasy becomes reality, including their very own superheroes they created in a secret comic book.

During their journey, the three girls meet some very unique people, discover a way to travel between two worlds and save one of the worlds from disappearing forever.

Because of the Red Fox is indeed a magical nature tale! The weaving of the tale reminds us that we are all made of many layers, some magical, some mundane, some bold and some unusual, layers which make each of us unique and special.

About Jane Valencia:


Jane Valencia is a bardic harper, herbalist, and author/illustrator who loves to adventure in the magic of the natural world with kids and kids at heart. She is a founder and instructor with the Vashon Wilderness Program, a nature-immersion program for children ages 4-14. Her works include a kid’s herbal comic, Paloma & Wings, which ran for two years in Plant Healer Magazine, several harp and song recordings, and numerous blog posts and articles. Because Of The Red Fox is Jane’s first children’s novel.

Please visit Jane at for more information and to buy the book and her lovely CD’s of her harp and song recordings.

If you’d like a chance to win this wonderful new tale, leave a comment below. For more chances to win, you can leave a separate comment each time you advertise this giveaway by:

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82 Responses to “Giveaway Monday and Book Review: Because of the Red Fox by Jane Valencia”

  1. 1
    Toyia H.

    Oh, that book sounds amazing! I would absolutely LOVE to have it….

  2. 2

    Oh, this story & book look wonderful.

  3. 3
    Toyia H.

    Her Masque cd seems like the perfect listening accompaniment to the book!

  4. 4

    My grandgrand child will just love this

  5. 5

    that book looks fantastic – thanks for sharing! i’m here with my daughter and we thank you for this chance. herbal roots zine is going to be her birthday present! we just bought a few back issues to get started.

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    following on Pinterest

  7. 7

    hi i’m almost 7 and i love finding out more about how plants can help us

  8. 8

    her blog is wonderful, and especially kind are all her resources! what a wonderful way to approach things – any road you take will lead to magic…

  9. 9

    This book looks great!

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    Haley Pratt

    Her books sounds wonderful!

  11. 11

    I can’t wait to hear the rest of the story :) We love animals and exploring the woods, so this would be a great book to fuel our adventures. Thanks!

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    Heather Bruce

    Such a delightful book! Would love a copy for my daughter!

  13. 13

    I am intrigued by the “Masque ~ fun Celtic harp music by Spookytree” CD. I love Celtic music and would love to share this music with my children.

  14. 14
    Isabel Pacheco

    I am excited to participate in this giveaway.

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    Isabel Pacheco

    I am following you on pinterest!

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    Blanca Aviles

    Oh! I would love to have a copy of this book to read to my children: my own, as well as my school children (middle school). Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  17. 17

    I would love this book! My daughters favorite animal is a redfox!!

  18. 18

    I just shared it on FB

  19. 19

    following on pinterest. cokelush is my id. ty!
    cokelush at gmail

  20. 20

    Following on twitter. @cokelush is my id. My granddaughter would love this book! ty!
    cokelush at gmail

  21. 21

    I visited the website and also love the harp music. delightful! ty!
    cokelush at gmail

  22. 22

    Shared on fb:
    ty! cokelush at gmail

  23. 23

    This looks to be a lovely book. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  24. 24

    Looks like a beautiful book! I love that Herbal Roots Zine has info for all ages, along with the generosity of the website with giveaways and discounts! Am sharing on my Facebook Page, Chickadee Garden!

  25. 25

    I would love to have this to read to my grandchildren!

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    Amanda Travis

    With all of the hype about foxes right now, I would say this is good timing.

  27. 27

    nice giveaway! thank you!

  28. 28

    I follow you on pinterest and really enjoy your pins!

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    Karen Benson

    The Red Fox is one of my guardian angels. I’d love to share this book with my grandchildren.

  30. 30

    Magical music and story. My daughter will love that book 😉

  31. 31

    Sounds like just the book I need for my grandchild. I think children spend far too much
    Time on computers and watching television with too little time connecting to nature
    And their imaginations. Foster a healthy imagination and all things are possible!

  32. 32

    This book sounds like a wonderful way to keep my 10 year old daughter engaged in the magic of the woods. I’m hoping to keep her interest in the natural world rooted for a long long time. Would love a copy of this book.

  33. 33

    Would love a chance to win!

  34. 34

    I love learning about herbs and any thing to do with the outdoors I’m 12years

  35. 35

    I’m 10years old and love learning about herbs your website is the only one my mom lets me read

  36. 36

    my children would love this book
    keep up the awesome website

  37. 37

    It looks like a great book. Thank you for the opportunity!

  38. 38

    hey thanks, my name is Forest Love.. i’m just 1 years old.. so my mama is typing this for me.. but i love your site, and can’t wait till i’m big enough to do more hands on work with your lovely help~~

  39. 39

    ! just looking at the calendar.. i’ll actually be 1 years old, next monday.. the 18th of november~
    blessings and light
    Forest-Love Leduc

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    Karyn Zaremba

    I would love to win this for my granddaughter and grandson…they are so curious about all things wild and in nature. This sounds like a very magical book.

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    Heather Shelton

    Great looking book!

  42. 42

    Would love to win this delightful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity…

  43. 43

    Visited her site and love, love her music!

  44. 44

    Wow, we love nature tales here and this one does look lovely. Would love to have this book in our collection.

  45. 45
    Jaclyn Reynolds

    Would love to enjoy this with my children!

  46. 46
    Jaclyn Reynolds

    Pinterest follower- jaclynfett

  47. 47

    I am entering for my daughter who is 10 years old. She goes by JJ

  48. 48

    I am entering my daughter Chaya who is 6 years old.

  49. 49

    I am entering for my son who is 4 years old.

  50. 50

    and I am entering for me and I’m not telling how old I am. lol

  51. 51

    I am entering for my daughter Olivia who will be 3 years old.

  52. 52

    Sounds like a precious book. I visited her site and, like the artwork on the book cover, I love the art work on the music cd cover. I will need to sample her cd

  53. 53

    My granddaughters would so love this book. They’ve been learning about herbs this year and this would complement their studies so well.

  54. 54

    Sounds delightful! Thanks for everything you do!

  55. 55

    What a fun, adventurous book. xo

  56. 56

    This looks like a wonderful tale. My grandson loves for me to read to him.

  57. 57

    This looks like a stunning book. Even at my age I still enjoy children’s books and fairytales!

  58. 58

    What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for bringing her to your site!

  59. 59

    I think my favorite item is the harp music. It was hard to pick because it’s all wonderful, but I just love harp music.

  60. 60

    Sounds like a great book. I know I would enjoy it and would love to share with my little nature girls. Thank YOU!

  61. 61

    Posted about the giveaway on facebook!

  62. 62

    This looks like a book everyone at any age would like to read.

  63. 63

    Any of her music.

  64. 64

    A BARD!!!! That is so cool an I though a lost art! Would LOVE to have a copy of her book!

  65. 65

    My granddaughter just turned 3 and is a farm girl at heart. She would LOVE this book.

  66. 66

    I love to read and that book sounds facinating!!!

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    Gina (nickname is Shell :))

    This is beautiful! Books are such a wonderful way to show the magnificence of the natural world.

  68. 68
    Cristina Eury

    What’s not to like about her website from the harp music to the red fox tale!

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    Cristina Eury

    I’m entering on behalf of my 9 yo, Bella, who loves magic, fairies, herbs & learning!

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    Cristina Eury

    Shared on fb!

  71. 71
    Marion Doss

    Looks like a great book.

  72. 72

    I follow herbal roots zine on Pinterest !! And I’m sharing this on my Facebook page :-)

  73. 73

    My daughters would love this book. It looks magical! :)

  74. 74

    I am 13, and I like learning about all sorts of stuff on herbal roots zine. I love fairy tales and stuff like that… I’m not sure if that’s really relevant…

  75. 75

    This would make a lovely present for my granddaughters in England. They love magical tales.

  76. 76

    This book sounds interesting! I think my daughter would enjoy it!

  77. 77

    This book looks lovely. I would love to share it with the kids I teach environmental education to.

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    Teri Stich

    This would be wonderful to share with my grandchildren. Thank you for the opportunity!

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    Cindi Vinson

    My 6 year old grand daughter would love to practice her reading skills with this book!

  80. 80

    I have been asked to compile a list of books that involve harps. I am looking forward to reading your new book and shall certainly add it to the list.

  81. 81

    When I moved into my casita in Mexico, there was poop on the path to the front door…then again the next day, again right on the path, and it was the same as I read in the first preview pages of the book. I learned that a litter of fox kits had been born nearby, so this was actually their home…so I call it El Nido de Zorro. Looking forward to reading beyond the crossing of the path.

  82. 82

    Oh, Jane! This is great and I want to read the rest! First of a series, maybe? As a Celtic storyteller, I love telling Scottish fox fables, and would happily recommend it at gigs. If I get such a copy, I’ll give it to the Pittsburgh Friends Meeting library, so the children can enjoy it too. I won’t keep it, because I’m asking for my own copy for Christmas!

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