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The Midnight Fox

The Midnight Fox

ISBN
9780571310333
Published
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9780571310333
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Price
£6.99
Paperback

About the Book

Tom does not want to spend the summer on his Aunt Millie's farm. He's not the kind of boy who can milk cows and break wild horses.

Country life is every bit as strange and uncomfortable as he fears ... until he discovers a rare black fox with green eyes. Tom cannot exactly explain his fascination with the fox, but the summer now seems full of excitement.

Then Uncle Fred decides to go after the fox. Will Tom save her and her family in time?

A timeless classic from Betsy Byars.

Tom does not want to spend the summer on his Aunt Millie's farm. He's not the kind of boy who can milk cows and break wild horses. Country life is every bit as strange and uncomfortable as he fears ... until he discovers a rare black fox with green eyes. Tom cannot exactly explain his fascination with the fox, but the summer now seems full of excitement. Then Uncle Fred decides to go after the fox. Will Tom save her and her family in time? A timeless classic from Betsy Byars.
  • Betsy Byars

    Betsy Byars was born in North Carolina, USA. Her father worked in a cotton mill, and Betsy went to school in a cotton-mill village. Her early aspirations were to work with animals, but then she married an engineering lecturer and moved to Illinois. Housebound with young children, Betsy began writing articles for newspapers and magazines. As the children started to read, so she began to write stories for them. Using her children's experience, and memories from her own childhood, she produced many children's books. She now lives in South Carolina.

“I would recommend this book to anyone who loves animals and an adventure story.”
- Josh, age 10, Toppsta
“A nine-year-old boy with a sense of humour is hard enough to bring to the printed page but Betsy Byars has his match. Tommy is not the first hung-up juvenile hero but he is one of the best. It's not what he does but how he tells it that makes him such a stand-out, and his digressions are steady, smooth and well-spaced. The laughs are most frequent in the beginning, which gets a reader's attention, and the sly, slow build-up to the final black fox episode is as firm as you could ask for.”
- Kirkus