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Little Foxes

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  264 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Bullied at school, nagged at home, there's only one place Billy feels really alive and happy—in the wilderness by the canal. There he watches over a family of fox cubs as they grow toward maturity. Then his secret is discovered, and the fox family is decimated. Unwanted, unloved, Billy and the one surviving fox cub run for their lives. Michael Morpurgo’s compassionate stor ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Egmont UK (first published June 1987)
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Sydney Logozzo


I loved this book to the very deep soul. The one thing I didn't like was how short it seemed for me. I so so SO wanted to read more about Billy's life with his new parents. It left me with suspense and love. Was the swan trying to get Billy a home?, that was the question for me. Leave in the comments what you think about this book. A MUST read.
Michelle Wiles
This was a lovely, heart warming story about a boy who loves a fox. I would definitely recommend and not just to children either. It was a worthwhile read.
I'm not saying I don't love this book I do I just wished it was more involved with the foxes but I did truly feel for this book
Mags Gourley
Beautifully written book about caring for nature and wildlife- about an orphan boy on the run with his fox. The writer weaves his magic spell as you are transformed with them on their journey. You wonder how it's going to end- will they be found, what will happen to them? As a good story teller does he wraps all things up neatly at the end with a positive outcome. Amazing....
Quick thoughts: Read it because I got it for my brother some time ago. He seems to like the idea of having books more than he actually likes reading. I was a little bored by it but there were some cute parts, and I'll probably give it to my younger brother to read for school. I remember a couple of Morpurgo books I really enjoyed as a child and re-read often, but I don't seem to enjoy his books as much now. I think my little brother will find it charming though.
LOVED the reader of the audio version
Carmen Wong
This book is excellent for children and definitely easier than War Horse (in terms of reading level and the themes explored). The protagonist is a boy and the animal/wilderness plot makes it all the more suitable for boys that are reluctant readers. Michael Morpurgo never disappoints!
I was ok. I got slightly bored but the ending was cute. It just dragged on a bit and I was on the verge of starting another book but I kept going. There were some good parts but it definitely didn't make my favourite book list.
Liz Neville
The first Michael Morpurgo book I have read, and I can see why children and adults love him. Beautifully written, though often using language that might be challenging for children, it was a joy to read aloud to my sons.
I kept on going:(view spoiler)

If you want a book to just get on with it, then this book is NOT for you. I really liked it though...
Loved this story! Engaging and fast paced, full of great descriptions and convincing characters. Not sure I'd be able to use it for a class read as it made me cry!
I love this book so much, it was such a sweet story and the first Michael Morpurgo book I read and got me interested into the other books he wrote.
Katie Newill
This was a cute little read to get me through my day, although it was a little sad in areas it was overall a sweet little story:)
Suzy Wedley
nice book for the younger Morpurgo fan. Not a patch on Private Peaceful et al.
Pipa Guest
Love these books. Great animal story with a beautiful ending.
It is really good but sad. The foxes and the swan are really sweet!
very sweetand, like heather, i liked the swan and the foxes :)
Kirsten Crowley
Lovely story, would be very suitable to read to a class.
I love that story. And swan, you are an angel <3
Good Book! Keeps you occupied.
It was quite a sad book but a good one!
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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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