Author(s): Colin Dann
"There had always been otters in the stream running through Farthing Wood - and that had never been a problem for the other animals before but when there is a shortage of fish in the stream, the otters are forced to hunt on land.The otters are taking valuable prey and the foxes and other Farthing Wood animals have to compete for food. Lean Vixen is determined to protect her family from starvation, and that means deciding on a plan to drive the otters out once and for all."
Colin Dann was born in Richmond, Surrey in 1943. He worked for a large textile company before landing a job in publishing at William Collins in London. During this time, he wrote his first book THE ANIMALS OF FARTHING WOOD which was an immediate success, winning the Arts Council of Great Britain's National Book Award for Children's Literature and has been translated into sixteen languages. Six sequels and a prequel have followed and in 1992 a major animation series, based on the Farthing Wood stories appeared on BBC television. He lives with his wife in a on the Sussex/Kent border.