The Midnight Fox

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Turtleback Books, 1981 - Juvenile Fiction - 157 pages
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No one asked Tom how he felt about spending two months on his Aunt Millie's farm. For a city boy, the farm holds countless terrors - stampeding baby lambs, boy-chasing chickens, and worst of all, lonliness. But everything changes when Tom sees the midnight fox. He can spend hours watching the graceful black fox in the woods. And when her life - and that of her cub - is in danger, Tom knows exactly what he must do.

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User Review  - Ceridwyn - Goodreads

I had forgotten how I enjoy Betsy Byars' writing style. Using almost stream of consciousness she tells many stories at once. The main plot is about a boy who unwillingly goes to stay in the country ... Read full review

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User Review  - scarlettraces - Goodreads

Read because it's a classic and a library ebook and I have a reading project going to pass on recs to the niece and nephew, enjoyed a lot more than I expected, just like Tom did the farm. It's dated, but enjoyably (I liked Hazeline the most. That's the best name.). Read full review


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Betsy Cromer Byars was born in1928. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina. While she was in graduate school, she began writing articles for The Saturday Evening Post and Look. Byars writes novels for young people. She is an expert at tapping in to the pain of adolescence, using bits of her own experience to flavor her characters. She is author of more than 23 books and has won numerous awards. Her book about a 14-year-old girl and her mentally retarded brother, The Summer of the Swans (1970), won the Newberry Award as the most distinguished contribution to children's literature that year. Other books include The 18th Emergency (1973), The TV Kid (1976), and After the Goat Man (1995).

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