The Animals of Farthing Wood Modern Classic by Colin Dann

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The Animals of Farthing Wood is one of the most popular animal stories in children’s literature and is still in print nearly 40 years after first publication.

Published 25 Feb 2016
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About The Book

This edition features a brand-new cover by award-winning illustrator, Sam Usher.

Farthing Wood is being bulldozed, and there’s a drought! Fox, Badger, Toad, Tawny Owl, Mole and the other animals must band together and set off to a far-away nature reserve. Their journey is full of adventure and fraught with disasters, and the animals must work together to survive.

About The Author

Colin Dann was born in Richmond in 1943. The book has never been out of print since first publication. Six sequels and one prequel have followed and enjoyed similar success. In 1992 a major animation series, based on the Farthing Wood Stories and funded by the European Broadcasting Union, appeared on BBC television and simultaneously across Europe, attracting critical acclaim and great popularity.

Colin has been an leading children’s author for more than thirty years. In addition to the Farthing Wood books he has written many other stories including a trilogy about a pride of African lions.




Colin Dann



Page Count



25 Feb 2016


Harper Collins

Reading Age

5 – 8 years

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