( full title is " The Animals of Farthing Wood ", by Colin Dann , a lovely eco-adventure for young and old alike, that won the Arts Council National Book Award in the Late Seventies, read by acting legend Hannah Gordon )
"We must face the facts!", Toad cried ... "Farthing Wood is finished ; in another couple of years, it won't even exist. We must all find a new home. Now - before it's too late!"
When men arrive in bulldozers in Farthing Wood, its animals and birds know that their world is doomed. The only chance for Badger, Toad, Kestrel and the others, is a perilous cross-country trek toward a new life, in a nature reserve.
But not even Fox, their brave and intelligent leader, is prepared for all the dangers that lie ahead. And, when disaster strikes the group, their new home seems an impossible dream ...