The Midnight Fox
By (author) Betsy Byars
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Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars
Book DescriptionOne of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. Tom's encounters with a black fox and her cub culminate in his efforts to save them from being destroyed by his uncle.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780435122690
(189mm x 131mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Publish Date: 6-Dec-1982
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Betsy Byars
Cat Diaries, Paperback / softback (May 2016)
At the annual gathering of the MEOW Society, cats convene to share their stories and those of their ancestors. In this companion to "Dog Diaries," animal lovers will be wooed by the charm, strength, and wit of these felines. Illustrations.
Dog Diaries, Paperback / softback (May 2016)
What do dogs really think about their two-legged companions? It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society. Dogs of different backgrounds and breeds have gathered to hear the secret diaries of its members. These humorous and touching stories are complemented by Brooks's black-and-white illustrations.
Eighteenth Emergency, Paperback (July 2015)
Mouse has a plan for every emergency. He knows how to survive a fall from a plane, what to do in quicksand, and how to bewilder a charging bull. But nohing - nobody - could be prepared for Marv Hammerman. Marv Hammerman, Neanderthal man, is twice as big as anyone else in the class, and when he is out to get someone, he usually succeeds.
Midnight Fox, Paperback (May 2014)» View all books by Betsy Byars
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.
US Kirkus Review » A nine-year-old boy with a sense of humor is hard enough to bring to the printed page (or snag in a library), but if you'll latch on to a live one, Betsy Byars has his match. Tommy is not the first hung-up juvenile hero but he is one of the best, and he remembers that summer with Aunt Millie, Uncle Fred and Hazeline with straight-from-the-(skinny)-shoulder sincerity. A non-athlete who knows animals come from miles around just to chase him, he deplores the idea of summer on a farm while his parents bicycle through Europe and friend Perle stays at home. But he goes ("Control," his father says) and spends the first two days saying he's "just fine" and wondering when they'll stop asking. It's not what he does (see a certain black fox fifteen times, not all included) but how he tells it that makes him such a stand-out, and his digressions (watching an ant on Petie's sneakers, counting hand wrinkles to calculate the day he'll die) 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 Reviews)
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