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The Animals Of Farthing Wood: The Story Continues.... by [Dann, Colin]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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Length: 144 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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An abridged edition of three classic Farthing Wood stories now available in one volume. Includes: IN THE GRIP OF WINTER, FOX'S FEUD and THE FOX CLUB BOLD.

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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...?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 250 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (30 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005VQFOW2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #248,397 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have to say that I enjoyed this much loved children's classic. It was an easy read, moves along at a nice even pace, and it doesn't tax you too much either. Reading along as the band of animals travel from their beloved Farthing Wood to a nature reserve strikes a few heartstrings along the way too. There's motorways to cross, butcher birds to avoid, as well as an awful fire erupting!

Of course, I had my favourite animals. Badger for one who is not only wise, but also not as highly strung as Owl or Fox, as well as the sarcastic Adder, who is often misunderstood.

I do have a few qualms with this book though - Colin Dann fails to rid his own personal vendetta against expansion in this novel. His obvious love of nature, naturalism and preserving anything 'green' although admirable shines through a little strong in certain parts. I also found parts where his writing lacked oomph - and if I had a £1 for every time he uses an adverb, well I'd be much richer. He also didn't seem to care that he killed the pheasants off, with no one mourning the loss.
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I as a child, have read the entire collection of "the animals of farthing wood" and found that the first one was very exciting. All the characters are young and full of energy, but as more stories carry on, they have many generations of babies. This is a great adventure about Man destroying animals homes and "Toad"
leading the pack into"white deer park". Many exciting, and sad things happen in the story, and it definitly is one of my top 10 books,
All round the story you'll find something you'll enjoy, so go on read it...
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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.
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This novel and its sequels gripped me from the off. It is very well written. It tells the familiar story of animals being uprooted by an encroaching housing development and their journey to find their new home, a nature reserve. The animals are individuals, and their nature and demeanour are brought to the reader's attention in an excellent manner.
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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.
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By Lorna on 11 Mar. 2013
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I forgot what a fabulous story the animals of Farthing wood is. I read this to my year 1 class and showed clips of the original TV show from the early 90's. It is timeless. I actually think it would be a big hit if it was re-released.
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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.
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A gripping, exciting and emotional story where the Animals of Farthing Wood must leave their home because of humans destroying the land to build houses. Toad reveals he knows a nature reserve where they can all go and live safely from human intervention and so the animals make an oath to protect one another on the dangerous journey to the nature reserve White Deer Park.

The group consists of the leader Fox, the second in command Badger, their guide Toad, the lookouts and scouts Tawny Owl and Kestrel as well as an Adder, Weasel, Mole, Hares, Rabbits, Squirrels, Voles, Fieldmice, Hedgehogs, Lizards and Pheasants. Along the way they encounter a trunk road, a fire, a storm, getting locked in a shed on a farm where the farmer wields a shotgun, crossing a river, the fox hunt, a motorway, poisonous farmland and going directly through a town! The lives of animals are lost, and they meet new friends along the way that join them on their journey, but will they make it to the safety and sanctuary of White Deer Park?

A truly great story that keeps you hooked from start to finish, I recommend it highly.
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