Jackie Kay's story My Daughter, The Fox gives the reader an unusual view of the mother/child relationship. As the title suggests, the narrator's daughter isn't human, but the feelings generated between mother and daughter are universal and so the scene is set for the paradox to be played out.

Please Note:
The teacher should take into consideration the age and cultural background of the pupils because several taboo words are used by the author. If those words are not acceptable in a particular classroom they can be replaced by milder equivalents (euphemisms) or obliterated with asterisks.

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The kit below includes activities for you to print and copy, the complete text, and teachers' notes. 

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