Michael Morpurgo's Little Foxes
Bullied at school and nagged by his foster mother in the small apartment they share, there's only one place Billy really feels alive - in the wilderness by the canal. There he watches a cygnet on the water and protects a family of fox cubs, until his secret place is discovered and the fox family decimated. Unwanted and unloved, Billy and the last fox run for their lives. Little Foxes is a compelling and emotional story of a boy discovering the wonders of nature.