Now, many years later, I looked for a book to use as a read aloud for my reading groups. I read a book as a model for the different reading strategies I teach. I found this on the bookshelf and remembered how much I had enjoyed the selection and thought the students would enjoy it too.
The more I read of Betsy Byars, the more I realize how wonderful a writer she is. This is an enjoyable read.
Tom reluctantly visits his aunt and uncle's farm while his parents vacation in Europe. He is not excited about the farm, but all that changed when he sees the black fox for the first time.
Tom seeks out the fox and is enamored with her. But turmoil ensues as the fox begins snatching Aunt Millie's chickens and turkeys. Tom is beside himself as he and his uncle hunt for the fox's den....Continua