Kitsunes are a mythical species that appear in The Menagerie trilogy.

Camp Underpaw's Guide to Mythical Creatures Description Edit

Native to Japan, a kitsune's true shape is a fox, but they can also shift into human form, so they are monitored by the SuperNatural Agency for Mostly Human Protection (SNAMHP). They are very difficult to catch because a full-grown kitsune can often read minds, see the future, fly, possess people, and create illusions that mimic reality. A clever Tracker might spot one by its fox-shaped shadow. Dogs are sometimes useful for tracking them as a dog can sniff out a kitsune's true nature.

Description Edit

Kitsunes are a sentient Mostly Human creature that can transform from human to fox at will, also being able to change to include only certain parts of each animal (ex. a fox tail only while in human form). They are a Japanese species, and they can speak Japanese.


Trivia Edit

  • In Japanese folklore, kitsunes are foxes that can transform into humans. There is a division in how they are portrayed; one version portrays kitsunes as tricksters while another version portrays them as guardians or messengers.
  • Keiko is the only kitsune known in the trilogy.

Sources Edit

Sutherland, Tui T, and Kari Sutherland. The Menagerie. HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013

Sutherland, Tui T, and Kari Sutherland. Dragon on Trial. HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014

Sutherland, Tui T, and Kari Sutherland. Krakens and Lies. HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015

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