The Midnight Fox

Style: Good

Attitude: Positive

Cover of The Midnight Fox

Author: Betsy Byars

Age Range: Young Teens

Period: Contemporary

Genres:  AnimalCoping with


Tom, a townie, stays with his farming uncle and aunt, convinced he will hate every minute. He is enthralled by the sight of a a black fox in the fields, and tries to keep it a secret from his hunting uncle, who eventually captures the fox's cub to use as bait. Tom lets the cub go and the fox gets away.


A short book, focusing on the changing attitude of Tom in the country, contrasted with his frivolous town life, exemplified in his friend Petie.

Tuesday 1st January 2002