The Midnight Fox

Paperback | July 30, 1981

byBetsy Byars

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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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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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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 h...

Betsy Byars began her writing career rather late in life. "In all of my school years, . . . not one single teacher ever said to me, 'Perhaps you should consider becoming a writer,'" Byars recalls. "Anyway, I didn't want to be a writer. Writing seemed boring. You sat in a room all day by yourself and typed. If I was going to be a writer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.39 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