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The Animals of Farthing Wood Modern Classic (Modern Classics) Paperback – April 21, 2016
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‘We must all find a new home. Now – before it’s too late!’
Farthing Wood is being bulldozed, and there’s a drought. Fox, Badger, Toad, Tawny Owl, Mole and the other animals must band together and set off to a far-away nature reserve. Their journey is full of adventure and fraught with disasters, and the animals must work together to survive.
The Animals of Farthing Wood is one of the most popular animal stories in children’s literature and is still in print nearly 40 years after first publication.
‘The Animals of Farthing Wood always made me very happy’ – Alison Flood, Guardian
This edition features a brand-new cover by award-winning illustrator, Sam Usher.
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About the Author
Colin Dann was born in Richmond in 1943. After leaving the local Grammar School he worked first for a large textile company before his real love – the world of books – brought him a job in publishing at William Collins in London where he worked as a manager in the Fontana paperback division. During this time, in odds hours at home, he wrote his first book THE ANIMALS OF FARTHING WOOD which was published finally in 1979 by William Heinemann after several rejections.
- Publisher : Farshore; Reprint edition (April 21, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1405281804
- ISBN-13 : 978-1405281805
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Grade level : 2 - 6
- Item Weight : 12.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.08 x 1.18 x 7.8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #636,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It’s a lovely story of teamwork and friendship in the face of adversity, even if you aren’t interested in the wider context.
The language can be complex (for so young), but they were interested enough for me to explain new words along the way. For slightly older children it should be fine.
Every chapter has you wondering what is going to happen next. Will the animals be OK? Will they all make it? It had him researching about British wildlife and has opened his eyes to how damaging the human race has been. This is on his I must recommend to everyone list.
I terms of this particular edition it is great quality. The print size is good that it isn't too daunting. There are little images on each new chapter of the animals too which he loves.
We can't wait to start book 2.