Moonrise Forest by Malcolm Hughes
Moonrise Forest. Where all the animals live happily and safely and where nothing unusual or bad ever happens. But Moonrise Forest has never been a hiding place for an escaped circus monkey called Chatter before. There's never been resentment over the Elder Squirrel's choice of apprentice before. But Chestnut knows he would make a much better Elder Squirrel than Rolf. If he could only find the right backing...Slink the fox knows that if they could get into the forest, their food problems would be solved. But something has always prevented the foxes from entering the deeper forest. If only they could find a way past that something...After so many years, something unusual has happened in Moonrise Forest. Worse, something not just bad but evil has happened, too.