The Animals of Farthing Wood

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"I think you’re forgetting something, Adder," said Badger. "Before we begin our journey we all swore an oath, including you."

Farthing Wood is being bulldozed and a drought means the animals no longer have anywhere to live or drink. Fox, Badger, Toad, Tawny Owl, Mole, and the other animals band together and leave their ancestral home and set off to move to a far-away nature reserve. The animals must unite in adversity. This is a story about tolerance, and cooperation. Both ...

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Overview

"I think you’re forgetting something, Adder," said Badger. "Before we begin our journey we all swore an oath, including you."

Farthing Wood is being bulldozed and a drought means the animals no longer have anywhere to live or drink. Fox, Badger, Toad, Tawny Owl, Mole, and the other animals band together and leave their ancestral home and set off to move to a far-away nature reserve. The animals must unite in adversity. This is a story about tolerance, and cooperation. Both heart-wrenching and heart-warming, this classic story continues to appeal and capture children's imaginations.

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Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Swiftly moving human destruction has dug up the grassland, cut down three-quarters of the woods and ruined the last water-hole. All that's left is a muddy trickle and a bit of woods that will soon be gone. Now the animals of Farthing Wood must make a life-changing decision. Can they put aside their differences and join together to make their way to the nature reserve where they can live in peace? Led by kindly Badger, clever Fox and oh-so-slow Toad, the motley crew of displaced forest creatures ventures from their beloved Farthing Wood to journey to the paradise of White Deer Park, facing many dangers along the way. Can Fox outrun and outsmart the hunters and the hounds? Can Badger lead them safely across fields poisoned with pesticides and herbicides? Will a busy motorway be the insurmountable obstacle in their path? At times, this book is scary, including a gruesome but realistic description of how butcher birds kill their prey; at times, it is funny, such as when the animals hide behind a church's pipe organ only to disrupt a wedding party when the first notes of the wedding march sound. In the end, readers will be cheering as the exhausted band triumphantly marches through the gates of the nature reserve. A must-read for any and all animal lovers! The publisher of this book is committed to ethical publishing, meaning that the workers who make the books are treated with fairness and respect and all of the paper used comes from environmentally and socially responsible forest sources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405267335
  • Publisher: Egmont UK
  • Publication date: 11/1/2014
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 701,163
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Dann's first novel, The Animals of Farthing Wood, was an immediate success, winning many awards, and is now translated into 16 languages. Six sequels and one prequel have followed. 
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  • Posted April 15, 2009

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    The best nature book for kids EVER!

    If your kids love animals, they'll love this book. Animals of all shapes and sizes from Farthing Wood make a pact to look after each other and not harm one another (carnivores with grass eaters)on their journey from their old home which is being destroyed by human developers. to the promiseland of White Deer Park Nature Preserve. Along the way, they must face fire and flood, an army field, crossing a dangerous river, the hunt and finally a motorway til thy reach their new home. Filled with heart-warming and heart-pounding moments, this book is great for young readers of age 8 up to their teens. Colin Dann also wrote 7 other books ( 1 prequal and 6 sequals) to this book and they are very heard to find. But if you like this first book, you'll love the rest. Couldn't put it down for an instant as you get sucked into the story. If you thought Bambi and the Fox and the Hound was good, I totally recommend this!

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