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The Midnight Fox

Betsy Byars

The Midnight Fox is an atmospheric and heartfelt story, and one of Betsy Byars’ best-loved classics.

50 in stock

£6.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571310333
Date Published
01.05.2014
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Summary

The Midnight Fox is an atmospheric and heartfelt story, and one of Betsy Byars’ best-loved classics.

And then, this afternoon,’ Uncle Fred said to me, ‘you and I’ll go after the fox.’

Tom, a town boy, is horrified when his parents tell him he has to stay on Aunt Millie’s farm while they are away. He finds country life every bit as strange and uncomfortable as he feared. But soon, he discovers a rare black fox with green eyes, living with her cubs in the forest. Suddenly, the summer is full of excitement. That is, until Uncle Fred decides to go after the fox – will Tom save her and her family in time?

‘I would recommend this book to anyone who loves animals and an adventure story.’ Josh, age 10, Toppsta

‘A stand-out.’ Kirkus

Critic Reviews

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves animals and an adventure story.

Josh, age 10, Toppsta
Critic Reviews

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.

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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…

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