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The Midnight Fox

By Betsy Byars (2)

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Betsy Byars, a renowned children’s author, has produced a delightful and unassuming novel in The Midnight Fox, a beautifully written tale of a young boy and his devotion to a fox. Nine-year-old Tom hails from the city, and is decidedly apprehensive about his summer move to his aunt and uncle’s farm. Weighted down by his fear of animals and a tendency to shrink away from anything new, Tom is quite certain the summer will not hold happy memories. However, despite the boy’s trepidation, Tom is awed by the appearance of a black fox on an outdoor excursion. The stunning fox captures the young boy’s attention, and he soon discovers the fox’s den, where her cub is housed. Feeling increasingly attached to the beautiful animal, Tom grows nervous when the fox steals one of the farm’s turkeys, and is horrified to find Aunt Millie now wants the thieving fox hunted and killed. Will Tom be able to protect his midnight fox? Appropriate for ages 8 and up, Byars’ novel is filled with wonderfully penned action sequences, and the relatable quality of Tom, an ordinary boy who reaches deep within to find an extraordinary courage, will resonate with young readers.

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    Literature Guide: Midnight Fox (Lit Links series) (eBook)

    On The Mark Press
    64 Pages, Grades 4 - 6
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    Literature Guide: Midnight Fox (Lit Links series) (eBook)

    Specifically designed to enable students to develop important reading skills, On The Mark Press' Lit Links eBook guides contain numerous creative and cross-curricular activities for increasing students' competency in reading. This guide seeks to strengthen reading comprehension with reproducible chapter-by-chapter questions, comprehension questions, and more - complete with an answer key for educators. Also includes an author bio and story synopsis.This eBook is an entry in the Lit Links series of literature guides from On The Mark Press. Popular titles covered in the series include: Frindle, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Abel's Island; Superfudge; The Cay; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Owls in the Family; Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key; A Wrinkle in Time; Fantastic Mr. Fox; The Trumpet of the Swan; Freckle Juice, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.

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    Study Guide: The Midnight Fox (eBook)

    Learning Links/Novel-Ties
    23 Pages, Grades 4 - 7
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    Study Guide: The Midnight Fox (eBook)

    Specifically created for younger students in elementary school, Learning Links Novel-Ties are built to assist teachers in nurturing new readers. Reproducible chapter-by-chapter exercises and worksheets help to increase students' competency in reading with the goal of inspiring a further love of reading. A story synopsis and worksheet answer key is supplied. Novel-Ties guides are a venerable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 4, consisting of the following additional titles: The Cay; Charlotte's Web; Fantastic Mr. Fox; The Great Brain; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes; The Witch of Fourth Street; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Dear Mr. Henshaw; The Enormous Egg; The Midnight Fox; James and the Giant Peach; The Cricket in Times Square; Sarah, Plain and Tall; Superfudge; Mr. Popper's Penguins; Stone Fox; Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key; Skinnybones; Because of Winn-Dixie; Bunnicula; Journey to Jo'burg; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; Shiloh; The BFG; Fudge-A-Mania; The Gold Cadillac; Chocolate Fever; A Long Way from Chicago; Poppy; The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; Frindle; There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom; The Tale of Despereaux; Loser; Touching Spirit Bear; The Penderwicks; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane; Turtle in Paradise. All preceding Novel-Ties eBooks can be observed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.