The Animals Of Farthing Wood: The Story Continues.... and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 weeks.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The Animals of Farthing W... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Animals of Farthing Wood Paperback – 5 Jun 2006


See all 57 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, 5 Jun 2006
£7.99
£7.99 £0.38
Spiral-bound
"Please retry"
£0.99

Frequently Bought Together

The Animals of Farthing Wood + Watership Down (A Puffin Book) + The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Vintage Children's Classics)
Price For All Three: £17.46

Some of these items are dispatched sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont; New edition edition (5 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405225521
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405225526
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Book Description

Both heart-wrenching and heart-warming, The Animals of Farthing Wood is a classic animal story of adventure and the fight for survival. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

From the Back Cover

After their legendary journey out of danger and into the safe haven of White Deer Park, the animals of Farthing Wood look forward to getting used to their new life in the nature reserve.

But winter is drawing in: the nights are colder and food for the animals is scarce. Other animals in the park are unfriendly and want to make trouble, and around the Park there are the perils of hunters' traps, as well as humans and their machines. Will life ever return to normal for the animals of Farthing Wood...?

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D Brookes on 2 April 2008
Format: Paperback
When I was a young reader, this book and its sequels were one of the first I picked up. I loved the animated series and jumped right into the novels. If you've seen the series you will notice several differences, most notably the gender changes of some of the characters; in the book the main cast is almost exclusively male, and the series balanced things out a bit. The sequels were treated very differently on television, but the original series treats the novel with the care and grace it deserves.

The writing is difficult to review not because of flaws or unusual style, but because of its simplicity. Dann works hard to maintain a perfect clarity throughout, in terms of the well-constructed characters and the simple yet thoroughly engaging plot. It's an easy read and one the kids will truly adore, and is a wonderfully nostalgic read for myself and many others. If you are an adult and unfamiliar with the series though, you may not find the substance you were looking for in this first book, but you will most likely enjoy the next few instalments in the series.

Concisely planned and well thought out.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Miss K. S. Lyon on 31 Dec. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was a favourite book of mine when I was a little girl so I bought this for my niece for her eigth birthday a few months ago. She loves the animal adventures just as much as I did which is lovely to see. This is the first in the Colin Dann series for the Animals of Farthing Wood and the sequels are also a good read. My niece is already looking forward to the next instalment.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thérèse Wood on 3 Jan. 2014
Format: Paperback
forced out of their ancestral home by bulldozers
these small, cutest of animals assemble & journey to White Deer Park
feeling sad to have left Farthing Wood destroyed by monsters
they make an oath to protect each other from anything dark

I first read this book when I was a child, I loved the little animals with their different personalities
& I was inconsolably upset when the humans destroyed Farthing Wood.
I also remember being most moved by Vixen's character.

Currently, I live near to Woods & wonder if my choice of abode, stems from my early enjoyment of Colin Dann's book.

After having re-read it again now as a writer, I pondered throughout, on what may have influenced Colin
to take us on his adventure deep into nature.

I have based my first twin rabbit series in the Woods & I hope to bring as much magic to
children's bedtime reading as Colin did for me, with his delightfully written treasure.

Thank you Colin!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Horsecrazygirl!!!!!!2290 on 20 Nov. 2012
Format: Paperback
I read this book when I was 9 or 10, and instantly loved it. Before I read the book I had watched the TV show twice and LOVED it!
This is a brilliant book about adventure, friendship and working together. I love books about animals and thought this would just be about life in the woods. I thought that maybe they would go on an adventure and come home, like in the excellent Run With the Wind series.I was wrong, right from the very start you know that there is something wrong in the animals' home. Then they have to flee the wood, where they have lived for their whole lives, and head to White Deer Park,which they are unsure of if it exists.
With lots of twists and turns along the way, this book will keep you hooked until the very end. I give it 10/10 and recommend it to anybody aged 9-90!:)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Unknown on 13 April 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It's the third time I've read this book, I thinks it's brilliant from start to finish. A heart warming story of friendship
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Book Beaver on 3 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is much more than just another group of disparate & desperate creatures on a journey or quest. I have found it to be a winner with classes of children aged from 7 to 10. They enjoyed charting the journey on a map that was gradually compiled and this became the centrepiece of a major display in two quite different schools. This is the book that spawned 6 sequels and one prequel.
The story does not have the depth of Watership Down, the adult themes of Duncton Wood or the tweeness of Peter Rabbit or Little Grey Rabbit but it has an appeal that makes it a rattling good read. Presumably Colin Dann, whose first book this was, did not anticipate its success as the animals were given the names of their species such as Fox which is rather limiting and does not help the reader to engage with the characters as much as in the later books when, through necessity, the animals have personalised nomenclatures such as Bold & Sinuous.
There are some classic moments such as in a back garden swimming pool and crossing a motorway.
Colin Dann wrote 20 books altogether before he retired but none are currently in print and his last book appeared in 2002. All but one of his stories - " A Legacy of Ghosts" - was an animal story but this was the first, the best known and easily the most successful.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Carter on 4 Sept. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had such fond memories of this from my own childhood that I could not wait for my own daughter to read it. Surprised with it as a present she devoured it in the space of 3 days (she is just 8 years old) and now has declared it is the best book she has ever read - what more can you say! Wonderful characters, a great adventure and some 'mild peril' (as the films would say) make it a gripping read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback