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Little Foxes [Paperback]

Michael Morpurgo
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7 Oct 2013

Little Foxes is a spellbinding animal story from Britain’s best-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo. Now available as an ebook.

Bullied at school, nagged in Aunty May's tenth-floor council flat, there's only one place Billy really feels alive - in the wilderness by the canal. There he watches a cygnet on the water and protects a family of fox cubs. Then his secret place is discovered and the fox family decimated. Unwanted and unloved, Billy and the last fox run for their lives . . .

Former Children’s Laureate and award-winning author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, demonstrates why he is considered to be the master story teller with this tale of a boy discovering the wonders of nature.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont (7 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405233397
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405233392
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Multi-award winning author, Michael Morpurgo, is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, The Writers Guild Award and the Blue Peter Book Award for his recent novel, Private Peaceful, which has also had two successful runs as a play devised by Bristol Old Vic. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Children's Laureate, a role which took him all over the UK to promote literacy and reading, and in 2005 he was named the Booksellers Association Author of the Year.

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"On Little Foxes the Guardian said: 'Imaginatively written... Highly recommended,' and the Observer said: 'Combines suspense, surprise and a tear or two.'"

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo needs no introduction. He is one of the most successful children's authors in the country, loved by children, teachers and parents alike. Michael has written more than forty books for children including the global hit War Horse, which was made into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg in 2011. Several of his other stories have been adapted for screen and stage, including My Friend Walter, Why the Whales Came and Kensuke's Kingdom. Michael has won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. He started the charity Farms for City Children in 1976 with his wife, Clare, aimed at relieving the “poverty of experience” many young children feel in inner city and urban areas. Michael is also a patron of over a dozen other charities. Living in Devon, listening to Mozart and working with children have provided Michael with the ideas and incentive to write his stories. He spends 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 children. "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." Michael received an OBE in December 2006 for his services to literature.


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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My all time favourite!!!! 13 Jan 2008
Format:Paperback
Foster child Billy Bunch has always been an outsider until he discovers a new world, among the wild creatures of the riverbank. His experiences there lead him to a secure and happy future. Action, passion and emotion can be felt in this story involving bullying, and a family of foxes who need protection.
As a baby, nobody wanted Billy but he was fostered. One day he went into the wilderness while staying in a busy city with his foster carer, and finds a swan which he adores but the next day the swan was gone and ten he finds 4 foxes. Later in the story, 3 are gassed but the older cub survives and Billy Bunch adopts him. In the end, Billy sees the beautiful swan once more! I think it was a wonderful book and I think anybody and absolutely everyone who loves foxes and other animals will enjoy it. Because of the book's brilliance, wonderfulness and the touch of love, I would rate this book 1000000000000/ 10.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a brilliant book 29 Jun 2010
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Format:Paperback
Billy gets his name from the person who found him and the place where he was found that is a bush. He lived with auntie may his foster parent but she wasn't very nice to him. He hated school because he stuttered and everyone made fun of him. The only thing he loved was nature. by the river he met a swan and in the wilderness he found a family of six foxes. He wanted to protect them but The parents were killed all but one cub was gassed. Billy ran away with the cub to the river. He met a man in a boat whose son had drowned in the river. The man rescued injured swans including Billy's swan. In the end the man and his wife adopted Billy and the fox cub too. I guessed straight away that the policeman at the end of the story would be the one that found Billy.

I think the story is brilliant because irt has lots of animals in it and when I grow up I ant to be a vet or a zookeeper or a forest ranger.I felt very sad when the mother fox was killed and when the baby foxes were gassed. There was a magical bit in the story because the swan kept appearing she seemed to be watching over Billy and the fox.

I used to like Julia Donaldson's stories best but now I like Michael Morpurgo best. I am going to read the Butterfly Lion next. I will let you know what I think of it.

By CKW (Lottie Age 6 years and 11 months)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Foxes 13 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback
I read this together with my two children, daughter 9 and son 7. We could not put it down! very well written, and a super storyline, a little sad in parts. We will certainly be reading more of his books.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Little Foxes 2 Sep 2010
By Mumsk
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I had feedback from my 7 year old grandson recently, about a book I bought for him, Little Foxes by Michael Morpurgo. He said it is brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding tale 5 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read this book to and with my 9 year old grandchild and we both didn't want to put it down. It was a truly lovely story which is excellently well written with appeal to absolutely age group. Keira and I can't wait to start one of Michael Morpurgo's other books! Well done Michael.
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4.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!! But quite sad.😔 23 May 2014
By M.D
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love how Billy was so respectful towards the animals. I cried, I laughed. Auntie May was a sort of strange lady, one minute good, the other bad. But I loved the story. Somehow, for me it ended too quickly. (MAY CONTAIN SPOILER) Why does Michael Morpurgo not tell you what happens to Billy after he is joined with Molly and Joe? Does his fox ever see him again? Why is the swan mentioned at the end? Why does the fox not have a name?

I was so confused, because I thought 'Was that the ending? What happens next? Isn't there more?'.

That was the only reason I had to subtract a star.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 29 April 2014
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I just love it there is nothing to say I just love it it's just loveable nothing else to say
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5.0 out of 5 stars LITTLE FOXES BY MICHAEL MORPUGO 20 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
It was so good, yet sad because after all their adventure Billy Bunch had to let his little Fox go. I will let you read it and see what you think of the book
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely book
Great book about a boy and a fox running in the wild

Recommended for 8-12 year olds

But who am I to tell you whether you can read it or not.
Published 25 days ago by datamuffin
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
It was a bit confusing at the end and during the middle it was repetitive but over all it is a good little book
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. A. F. Exley
5.0 out of 5 stars little foxes book
I bought the book for my goddaughter and she loved it , even her younger sister has read it. they both enjoyed it
Published 7 months ago by Tracey Baxter
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
it was the first time in a long time ago that I have read a Michael morpurgo and the one thing that happened was it touched me .
Published 7 months ago by Emily Schooley
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Foxes, a fantastic read!
Little Foxes was purchased for my eight year old son. I thought it may be a little mature for him but found him enjoying and relating to the storyline. Read more
Published 8 months ago by tracey scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Foxes by Michael Morpurgo.
We got this book for my daughter for christmas because she loved Michael Morpurgo books. she is still reading it but is enjoying very much.
Published 8 months ago by donna Kirkland
5.0 out of 5 stars love this author
my daughter loved this book and considers it a very interesting, sweet and engaging read and would recommend this book
Published 8 months ago by leonie brown
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book....Michael Morpurgo knows how to captivate
A story of an orphan boy on the run with his fox. A story of caring for nature and wildlife with a positive outcome at the end. Read more
Published 8 months ago by M. Gourley
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming
A lovely book. My 10 yr old is reading it and I wanted to talk about it with him. Fantastic
Published 8 months ago by Kate
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