This is a five paragragh essay that can be used as a mentor text for writing a literary essay on a character. It was used as a model during the first bend of a Teacher's College Unit of Study, The Literary Essay: Writing About Fiction (Grade 4). It is based on the book, Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks. The packet includes a checklist students may use when writing their essay. The checklist is based on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).