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The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars

The Midnight Fox (original 1968; edition 2006)

by Betsy Byars

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Title:The Midnight Fox
Authors:Betsy Byars
Info:Faber Children's Books (2006), Edition: Revised edition, Paperback, 192 pages
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Tags:read 2010, children's/young adult

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The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars (1968)


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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.
  JESGalway | Apr 17, 2018 |
My copy has no ISBN number anywhere, but this cover is associated with ISBN 0140370331
  biodiplomacy | Jun 7, 2017 |
Lovely. I'm surprised it's not a Newbery Honor, as it reads just like them. Getting inside Tom's head is a trip - and a real education in empathy. I can imagine some kids would be bored, and of course now some of the details are out-of-date (color television, reluctance to realize city boy wouldn't want to kill fox, young woman getting married to guy who demands she lose 20 lbs). But this book is brilliantly written and would appeal to any sensitive & imaginative reader, young or old. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Tom has a rich imaginative life but lacks the brawn and sporting prowess of his father, brothers and cousins. During his holiday with country relatives he closely observes a fox and her cubs and thwarts plans to destroy them. Tom writes funny letters to his city friend.
  cranbrook | May 13, 2009 |
Tom thinks that going to his relatives' farm will be just as bad as every other athletic thing his parents have forced him to do. It starts out bad, but Tom spots a black fox and spends the summer watching her and her baby. Towards the end, the fox gets into the chickens, and his uncle hunts it by catching the baby and putting it in a cage. Tom releases the baby in the middle of the night, but his Aunt and Uncle understand. ( )
  t1bclasslibrary | Dec 24, 2007 |
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Grifalconi, AnnIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Krall, DanCover Designsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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