The Midnight Fox

Paperback | July 30, 1981

byBetsy Byars

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Tom hates having to spend the summer on a farm . . . until he discovers the midnight fox.

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, loneliness. 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.

“An exceptional book.”—Booklist

A Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year

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Tom dislikes spending the summer on his aunt's farm until he discovers a black fox in the forest and tracks her to her den

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Tom hates having to spend the summer on a farm . . . until he discovers the midnight fox. 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, loneliness. But everything changes when Tom sees the ...

Betsy Byars has written over sixty books for young people. Her first book was published in 1962 and since then she has published regularly. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and she gets thousands of letters from readers in the United States and from all over the world.She has won many awards. Among them are the Ne...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.35 inPublished:July 30, 1981Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140314504

ISBN - 13:9780140314502

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great little novel for any age! I read this to my Grade 6 students, and I think I enjoyed it about as much as they did. Gripping, exciting, and with thought-provoking events, it really made the kids think. A great well-written story, even for adults!
Date published: 2011-05-21

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Tom dislikes spending the summer on his aunt's farm until he discovers a black fox in the forest and tracks her to her den

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"This book holds one of my favorite characters, city bred Tom, who is doomed to spend the summer on his uncle's farm when his parents decide to take a long bicycle trip. Tom doesn't like animals, and they don't like him. But through quiet afternoons spent exploring the forest and fields, Tom becomes more aware of, and finally more comfortable, with the power and beauty of the natural world, and in the end acts to save a part of that world."--Children's Literature