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Consistently challenging, innovative and entertaining, Gillian Rubinstein continues to write at the very peak of her powers in this novel for older readers.
Tod, the only male in an exhaustingly eccentric family of females, finds himself drawn away from the difficulties of school and family life to the quarry, where he has seen a huge dog-fox. The more contact he has with the physical, simple, wild world of the fox, the more the trappings of the complicated human world disappear into the background. Then one day he finds he has to choose between two very different worlds...
Winner, Children's Book of the Year 1995