Barbara Hattemer
Author * Speaker * Advocate
Poignant Women's Fiction

Hungry Foxes on Our Hillside

A story of two fox kits visiting a beautiful hillside on an island in Maine throughout the summer. Told through the eyes of grade school children in rhyming poetry. Appropriate for ages 6 to 12, read aloud for younger children, Explains the cycle of life, how God takes care of his creatures by providing food for them and how mother fox leads her kits to a new territory which will be theirs when they are old enough to live on their own. A ferocious rain storm topples three large trees on the hillside as the kits flee into the woods. The children watch the edge of the woods after the storm and fear the kits were too frightened to return. Contains a page of Fox Facts about the habits of foxes living in the wild.

Reader Reviews:

"Wow. Excellent Job! During the first read, I instantly thought about how God always sees through the “window” of our soul. He sees right through us! He provides for our every need just like he did for animals 
in the poem. Not one creature goes unnoticed. The beauty of 
nature and the cycle of life is well displayed throughout the 
poem. " 
 -Mandy Fordham

"Wow, incredibly talented! Love it! I want to check out her books."
-Mistie Bowie

"Barbara, that’s beautiful. I see it as a delightful child’s book."
-Susan G.

"The kids and I just read the book aloud and loved it. It is absolutely wonderful! I read a lot of books and think this is definitely a book to be enjoyed by many readers young and old!
-Emily Casto

What a delightful and beautiful poem! It appeals to the curiosity of children, with their questions, their noticing different animals that visit the hill, and the animal behaviors. I can imagine the children running out daily, excited to look for the foxes or other animals on the hill. I love how it pointed to God’s provision for the kits. A great book for ages 4-7in my opinion, And it would be great educationally."
-Rachael Noble

"What a delightful children's book! Set in Maine, showcasing the cycle of life in all animals. All three of my children loved this book. A Must Read."
-Jennifer H.

"This captivating illustrated narrative reminds me of the refreshment of experiencing the surrounding intrigue of a submersible world: my flourishing childhood adventures of New England!! Looking forward to my ten grandkids' response and our conversations raised to a new level!"
-Roz F.