Roald Dahl, one of my favourites! Fantastic Mr Fox, a simple little story aimed very much at the younger-reader end of the spectrum.

Boggis, Bunce and Bean are three mean and nasty poultry famers who go ballistic when Mr Fox steals a few chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys to feed his family. They resolve to put an end to his thievery by shooting him, by digging him out and finally by starving him out. But Mr Fox isn’t just wily and clever – he is fantastic Mr Fox – and manages to outwit them beautifully.

A quick read, with not many twists and turns, but rather nice all the same. Illustrated as usual by the inimitable Quentin Blake.

Here’s an Amazon link.
My copy came from my extensive library of children’s literature. :-)