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For fans of Michael Morpurgo, this is an animal story unlike any you’ve read before.

Kirsty Weaver isn’t like most ten year olds. She doesn’t spend her time watching TV or shopping for clothes. Instead she watches a herd of deer in the hills behind her house. Kirsty longs to be as free as the deer, but her home life is difficult. Her mum suffers with depression and her dad is struggling to keep his business afloat.

Kirsty discovers that a fawn has been left abandoned on the hill. She has to help it. And so she rescues him and coaxes him down from the hill and into a shed. As Kirsty battles to keep Fawn both safe and a secret, she realizes she can’t keep doing everything alone. Could she trust Toby, the local farmer’s boy, with her secret? Could she even tell him the truth about her family?

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Date published

March 4th, 2013

Other details

  • 240 pages




Margi McAllister

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  1. Spidergirl
    on 9 March 2014

    I felt sorry for the deer while reading the book I really liked reading it was very interesting

    5out of 5
  2. books2000
    on 6 March 2014

    its good

  3. sockPrit
    on 20 April 2013

    This is such a peaceful book I feel sorry for kirsty though but Fawn cheered her up

  4. archybluecool
    on 8 April 2013

    this book is the best of all i’m reading it right now i ♥ it’s brillent man i want to marry it’s like my baby .for (all the people reading this you may think i’m a little bite wirde)

  5. lily132
    on 3 April 2013

    i love this book i kind of feel sorry for Kristy cos nobody takes notice of her i hope there’s a nice ending to settle her down a bit i hope she gets help from the farmer cos she is to little to handle it.

  6. iman-sid1
    on 9 March 2013

    It’s about Katy and she is lost until she finds fawn. The deer is so cute and my violin teacher sings me the song so we can play it. It’s so touching. I was crying when I read it and then I listened to song on youtube. I really enjoyed it.

    5out of 5
  7. natashakrywald
    on 7 March 2013

    really cute

  8. ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    read this book because it was this weeks tp book and i found it quite good. it is truly heartwarming in places.

  9. Magicme11
    on 4 March 2013

    Kirsty is so kind with little Fawn!

    4out of 5
  10. bouncybunny
    on 4 March 2013

    I thought this book was upseting that a youg girl should have to live with such struggles . Toby was my favorite charcter . I think even with the struggles in the book its still a sweet book

  11. 1Dluver2002
    on 4 March 2013

    its okay but not one of my faves