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The Fox Busters Hardcover – 6 Apr 1978


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (6 April 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575024445
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575024441
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,094,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dick King-Smith was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of 1997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in 1995 for Harriet's Hare. In 1992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In 1995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work.

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A stunningly good book - an 'animal story' but so much more too - and really funny for parents and boys or girls of any age (from about 6 years).

The "long noses" that have murdered and eaten so many of the hens are about to be 'busted' by three heroic sisters! Their father Massey is full of self importance (but lovable with it) - his wife 'handles' him so cleverly that Mums and Dads will be killing themselves laughing. The 'Dambusters' theme running throughout the books is a stroke of genius and done in a really funny way. The book grabs kids even though they have never heard of the Dambusters - there are so many things going on in the story, and it works on so many levels, this author is unbeatable. As for the narrator - well he's so clever at giving all the characters a real individual (but distinctly hennish - or foxish) feel, even whilst his delivery makes you laugh. What a combination - this is a book that we (parents) have enjoyed playing even when there were no kids around to give us the excuse!

We are bitterly disappointed that the BBC has bought up all the Cover-to-Cover books, and isn't actually selling them. Why would they leave stories of this quality just lying in a corner???
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb. 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I thought it was a good book and very funny. It is a book I would read again and again. I thought it was a cross between an adventure and a humorous book.
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Format: Paperback
This is not only an excellent read for me, even now at the age of 38, but it also brings back some good memories of when I was in Mr King-Smith's class and when this book was published. Even now, my main claim to fame is when he had to dangle me upside down on the eve of the school play. Good memories, thank you Mr King-Smith, you are a true inspiration...
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By A Customer on 9 Jun. 2000
Format: Paperback
The second chapter of the book is invaluable as a teaching aid when studying variation and adaptation with Year 7 pupils. The book is also a good read.
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By A Customer on 29 April 1999
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book because it is sad and funny.My favourite part was when the three sisters show everyone they can fly.
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