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Benjamin Francesca Leigh

Benjamin

Francesca Leigh

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781629070773
Paperback
50 pages
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Benjamin is the weakest fox in the litter, developing at a slower pace than his two sisters. His story describes their lives in- and around the authors garden, the latter gaining their friendship but deliberately keeping them wild so they can learnMoreBenjamin is the weakest fox in the litter, developing at a slower pace than his two sisters. His story describes their lives in- and around the authors garden, the latter gaining their friendship but deliberately keeping them wild so they can learn and fend for themselves in an urban environment. The book covers two generations of foxes in a sympathetic, educational, and often amusing way, as seen through the eyes of Benjamin, who loves the author and sometimes ventures inside her house full of mischief. More foxes join them, including Minx, a very wild and lively vixen with the best part of her brush missing. Then a mange epidemic changes everything and, although the author treats Benjamin and his sister, Tana, for the condition, Benjamins mange has been spotted by strangers, resulting in his capture and hospitalization. The anxious period in the hospitals foxes unit depicts the despair and fear of its patients but after Benjamins release there is the happy reunion with his sisters and the author.