Bullied at school, nagged in Aunty May's tenth floor council flat, there's only one place Billy feels really alive – in the wilderness by the canal. There he watches a cygnet on the water and protects a family of fox cubs as they grow towards maturity. Then his secret place is discovered...
Very good book, but was very sad at the end, mixed with happiness. (Via, age 12)
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- Reading Age: 11+
- Reading Aloud Age: 10+
Some of the foxes die, which might upset younger children.
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