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Fox Friend

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Clare had lived her whole life on the farm without seeing a fox... until she finds a fox cub, separated from its mother. She looks after him, but has to keep it a secret from her father who thinks foxes are vermin. Will she be able to keep him safe?
Paperback, Dyslexia Friendly, 68 pages
Published March 16th 2005 by Barrington Stoke
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Tanvir Haque
Jun 09, 2013 Tanvir Haque rated it really liked it
Suitable for Years 1-3 or children aged 5-8, especially for teaching correct speech marks to pupils. This is a nice little book about a 12 year-old girl who lives on a farm. Claire’s dad controls the farm and rears cattle, sheep, hens amongst many other animals. But no foxes. Claire had always heard about them and wanted to see one. Then she does! Her father hates them because they keep coming to the farm to eat some of the animals. One day Claire stumbles across a little fox cub that is on its ...more
Laura87
Aug 15, 2013 Laura87 rated it really liked it
Written by the wonderful children’s book author, Michael Morpurgo, ‘Fox Friend’ tells the tale about a 12 year old girl who, after never seeing a fox on the farm that she has grown up on, finally spots one. Is she in danger?

Clare suddenly becomes fascinated with foxes and doesn’t understand why her father believes all foxes are evil and should be killed; ‘a good fox is a dead fox’ he tells her. After riding about on her beloved horse Red, Claire comes across a poor fox that had been attacked. Cl
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Kohei Kishine
Jun 30, 2016 Kohei Kishine rated it really liked it
Fox Friend is animal fiction written by Michael Morpurgo.

The characters are Clare, her dad, her mum, her horse named Red, many animals, and the fox named Larry. That story’s main character is Clare. She is 12 years old. She is a farmer’s daughter. But she has never seen a fox. One day, she finds a tiny fox cub, who is in need of her help. But her dad and mum think “Foxes are bad.” But, she wants to help him. So, she helps him. Several months later Larry is healthy. And he grows up. They are frie
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Evalangui
Sep 10, 2016 Evalangui rated it did not like it
What was that ending!!!
Yashpreet
Sep 22, 2011 Yashpreet rated it it was ok
This book is about a girl whose father owns a farm and does not like foxes as they harm his sheep and lamb, but when Clare finds a newly born weak cub she decides to nurse it to its full health in a hut where no one will find it and kill it as hunting season had also begun. When Clare finally lets the cub free in the mountains the next day the cub manages to find its way back to the hut where Clare dad sees it and shoots him. I think this book was written well and it has the ability to keep the ...more
CHERRY
Mar 27, 2015 CHERRY rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recently painfully turned away from ordering a collection of 20 Michael Morpurgo books online, I was absolutely delighted to find this in the pile of new titles for the school library. I started reading the second right after I had finished adding these to the record (during work hours but hey I just finished a task).

As always, the words are simple, so simple they walk right into you. This sweet girl finds a fox cub and looks after him secretly because her parents wouldn't like it. She has a fox
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Lilypod
Sep 07, 2016 Lilypod rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There was a sad part at the end.
Hwee Goh
Aug 17, 2013 Hwee Goh rated it liked it
This is the first book on my Morpurgo tour that has not ended with some redemption, or heart-soaring hope. It was a little horrific, actually. And I wouldn't want to detract from wonderful author who is a must-have on every book shelf, except to say that perhaps this book is a little more "harsh reality/fact of life" and a young girl comes up right smack against it. And yes, you can skip this book if you want.
Imogen Howe
Aug 07, 2016 Imogen Howe rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: NO ONE
Shelves: animals
I actually….HATE THIS BOOK SO MUCH BUT I FEEL LIKE EVERYONE SHOULD FEEL THE PAIN I AM FEELING DUE TO THIS LITTLE BOOOOOOOOOOK!!!!!!
WHY??????…….MR MICHAEL, WHY???????!
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Michael Morpurgo is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera. Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the war, then returned to London, moving later to Essex. After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, he took up teaching and started to ...more
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