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Product Description

When we want an animal story, we go direct to Michael Morpurgo. Trust us and try him. This tale of a lost boy and a fox cub in peril is unforgettable stuff. Billy is bullied at school and nagged to death in Aunty May’s tenth-floor council flat. There’s only one place he really feels alive – in the wilderness by the canal. There he watches over a family of fox cubs. But one terrible day, the fox family is murdered. Unwanted and unloved, Billy and the last fox cub run for their lives…

“Imaginatively written… Highly recommended” Guardian

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781405233392

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

May 5th, 2008

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.8; Middle years; 4.0 points

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  • 208 pages
Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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    wanda1
    on 10 March 2014

    amazing story its about adobted foxes [fox i mean ] got to go dinnear is ready

    5out of 5
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    Emerald5
    on 20 October 2013

    Its a really heart breaking when the foxes were killed. Thats such a horrible thing to do. But luckily Billy rescued the last fox cub. A really nice story. I rate it 5 stars. I really reccomend this story to you. Love it!

    5out of 5
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    bouncybunny
    on 9 March 2013

    This book is so sad I was really upset when the foxes werekilled I was so glad for billy when he got really close to the fox this ok is really well wrote and a fantastic book to read

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    Mad4ponies
    on 6 April 2010

    This book is so good but quite sad. Billy gets so close to the fox, it is very touching. It has a kind of happy and sad ending but it is worth reading. i give this book 5 stars definetely!! =]

    5out of 5
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    Africa1626
    on 3 February 2010

    Reading this book was so sad but delightful.

    5out of 5