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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Levi Fox  

Pen Name: L.B. Fox

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1979 in Lawrence County, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Levi Fox was born, raised and still lives in Lawrence County, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Fox said he made some lifelong friends in school. These good friends became the characters in his four-book series. Mark Bedwell, whose favorite pet was a beagle, and Nick Stevenson, who was both adventurous and a bit accident prone, morphed into a lynx, both for the nine lives attributed to cats and for the speed at which he lived life. Fox, of course, is the fox character.All four books deal with the concept of making good friends and how important they can be throughout your life. Fox said it helps when friends can feed-off each other's strengths and gain respect for each other.

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Titles At Your Library

The Adventures of Marky, Slash & Levy
ISBN: 1424149924

PublishAmerica. 2006

Marky (a beagle hound), Slash (a black lynx), and Levy (a red fox) stumble through a secret hole in scenic Birds Woods, which leads the three friends away from their routine lives in the peaceful county of Lawrence and into the enchanting world of Mavenwood. A once peaceful world, Mavenwood is now under the overpowering control of the evil Lord Zytor, who is using an evil cyclone to destroy anything opposed to him. “The Chosen Ones,” as they are called, agree to embark on three dangerous journeys to find three sacred keys in hopes of stopping the evil lord and his devastating cyclone. In their adventures, Marky, Slash and Levy discover talking tree kings, rock gods, a dog lizard named Nelty, a strange troll named Grainger and an evil dust spirit known in legend as the Dark Shadow. In the battle against evil, the Chosen Ones discover the true magic of friendship.

Marky, Slash & Levy: Return to Mavenwood
ISBN: 160563350X

PublishAmerica. 2008

Marky, Slash & Levy: Return to Mavenwood in this highly anticipated sequel to the breakout novel by L.B. Fox! After an “adventure” for the ages, Marky, Slash and Levy return to beautiful Mavenwood to find life growing without end. When a mysterious guest shows himself at their celebration ceremony, the three friends realize that their journey is, in fact, not over, but merely beginning. In a bold trek which will take them to the very corners of Mavenwood, Marky, Slash and Levy realize that their friendships will not only be tested, but their very belief in themselves. With Randor, Reamy, Nelty and Crete all in tow, M, S & L must search for something that has not been seen since the beginning of time, and unknowingly race against an evil force to recover the Stone of Affadavis.

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