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age-range 10+ 'The day after I moved to the city I saw the fox. He was wrapped round the neck of a man, his red brush of a tail hanging down one side, his little head with its bright eyes on the other side. And the eyes were watching me - he was a living scarf!' Gerard is new to the city and new to his school. He is not getting on well at school and spends much time on his bike exploring his new neighbourhood. By chance he comes across a homeless man - and his live, pet fox. Gradually the man, boy and fox strike up a friendship, and Gerard finds he has much to learn from the man on the street. A touching, moving story about a boy learning more about the world - and growing up.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 12mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. ill. by Christopher Corr.
  • 0747560404
  • 9780747560401

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About Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney is a celebrated poet, anthologist and novelist for adults and children. He is the editor of 'The New Faber Book of Children's Verse' and 'Emergency Kit' along with Jo Shapcott. His own collections of poetry for children include the celebrated 'Fatso in the Red Suit' , and 'The Flying Spring Onion'. This is his second novel for children. His prizes include the Penelope Farmer Prize and a Cholmondely Award (1987) and an Arts Council of England Writers Award (1999). In 1994//5 he was Writer in Residence at the South Bank, London. He is very popular and in demand for school and festival visits and performances. Matthew was born in County Donegal, and now lives in London.
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