The Midnight Fox: 1 (Faber Children's Classics)
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Byars, Betsy Cromer. (2008). Domino. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1-4343-9236-7. OCLC 320237487. The animal killing was brutal, they kill a bush baby and they all laugh at it being the most ugly thing they have every seen. The dad finds it amusing that there are babies in it's pouch. He scoops them out with a spoon, they laugh at this and how the threat of the fact you might have the bushbaby spoon is used to stop Hazeline's overeating. Byars, Betsy Cromer. (2009). Boo's surprise. Brooks, Erik, 1972- (1sted.). New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 978-0-8050-8817-5. OCLC 278980721.
The Midnight Fox - Betsy Byars - Twinkl
after hearing a story that ended with the baby foxes being blown up by dynamite) "Oh." It was one of those stories that you're sorry afterward that you made somebody tell you. I also thought the way the author described the inner thoughts of the protagonist was really good, and reminded me of just the sort of things I would catch myself thinking when I was younger (and maybe occasionally today too, if I'm being honest). The tone was just right, and they were just outlandish enough to be realistic children's thoughts. The tone is dream-like and mysterious; the imagined time is midnight, clearly a time of creativity.The next time I saw the fox, it was a marvelous accident. These don't happen very often in real life, but they do happen, and that's what this was. Like the time Petie and I were walking down the alley behind his house and there, on top of this lady's garbage, we saw a mayonnaise jar full of marbles – not just cats Eye marbles but all different kinds, kinds I had never seen before. Petie and I turned them all out on the grass and first Petie chose one and then I chose one until they were all gone. And both of us right now, today, have every single one of those marbles. A very hard book to rate. There was such depressing animal cruelty in this book which was of course completely realistic of the time this was set. Without this awful treatment of animals and the way Hazeline's engagement was broken off because it was in common agreement she need to lose a stone or more, this would have been a 4:or 5 star.
The Midnight Fox | Faber
The poet skillfully uses soft alliterative consonants, like ’m’s in the first line and the hard ’s’s and ’t’s in the last stanza. Carefully placed punctuation, for example semi-colons in stanzas one and two, controls the pace.The voice is that of the poet, the first person singular ‘I’. The present tense gives a sense of immediacy and excitement. Although The Midnight Fox has not won any major awards in its own right, it is often described as Betsy Byars most enduring work. In her career, she wrote over sixty-five books which have been translated into nineteen languages. In 1987 Byars received the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement from the Catholic Library Association.
Pie Corbett’s Reading Spine - Scholastic YEAR 5 Pie Corbett’s Reading Spine - Scholastic
It's safe to say I didn't have any sort of expectations. From the name and cover, it looked like it was going to be a bit twee and without much merit, but I was pleasantly surprised, as I mentioned. It's definitely Michael Morpurgo-esque (although as it might predate him, I guess that should be the other way around), and I mean that in a good way. It's a story about a slightly troubled child and a bond with an animal, as many of his are, but there is also some real emotion in the book.I enjoyed the book a lot because of the enthusiasm and heart warming details it has in it. I would most definitely recommend this book to someone who loves animals or adventures.I wanted to keep reading to finish this book because it just grabs your attention with the words it just describes the characters so well and gives so much information and grabs your attention that you wont want to put it down.THe book created a heart warming feeling just a good book that will make you smile. When i read this it made me think of if there is a fox like in The Midnight Fox and it makes you wonder if its true and just think about the book. This book is fantastic if someone is looking for a book that will cheer them up on a bad day or just comfort them its this book because it just shows how each character feels and it shows so much love to an animal and people that it will make you want to hug someone.