The Midnight Fox Betsy Byars

Faber & Faber
Paperback 208 pages

ISBN:
9780571310333
Size:
198 x 129 x 12mm
Published:
1st May 2014
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Series:
Faber Children's Classics
Interest age: from c 7 years


Overview

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 Freddecides to go after the fox - will Tom save her and her family in time?

Author

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.

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