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  - Dark-Draco - Goodreads

I think I might have read this when I was at school, but it is only a very vague memory. It's the story of a boy sent reluctantly to stay on his Aunt's farm for the Summer. At first he is bored and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben Thurley - Goodreads

Betsy Byars is one of my favourite children's authors, and The Midnight Fox is a great example of her craft. When Tom's parents go on holiday, he has to leave the comforts of his urban setting to ... 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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