The Midnight Fox

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Turtleback Books, Jul 30, 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  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

THE MIDNIGHT FOX

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A nine-year-old boy with a sense of humor is hard enough to bring to the printed page (or snag in a library), but if you'll latch on to a live one, Betsy Byars has his match. Tommy is not the first ... Read full review

Contents

Bad News
1
Abandoned
16
The Black Fox
29
Copyright

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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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