Now in paperback! A Lilliputian world. A tree under threat. A boy hunted by his own people must protect his father's secrets in a gripping and witty eco-adventure.Toby Lolness may be just one and a half millimeters tall, but he’s the most wanted person in his world—the world of the great oak... show more
Now in paperback! A Lilliputian world. A tree under threat. A boy hunted by his own people must protect his father's secrets in a gripping and witty eco-adventure.Toby Lolness may be just one and a half millimeters tall, but he’s the most wanted person in his world—the world of the great oak Tree. Toby’s father has made a groundbreaking discovery: the Tree itself is alive, flowing with vital energy, and there may be a world beyond it. Greedy developers itch to exploit this knowledge, risking permanent damage to their natural world. Toby’s family has been exiled to the lower branches, and only Toby has managed to escape—but for how long? And how can he bear to leave his parents to their terrible fate?
Publish date: March 24th 2009
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, Middle Grade
, French Literature
Series: Tobie Lolness (#1)
The world building idea of the tree as continent with a complex society of people inhabiting it is cute. The plot and characters are fun. The structure perturbed me a bit - I didn't like the parallel narrative, where we follow Toby's escape, interspersed with flashbacks of his life, throughout the ...
A 1001 CBYMRBYGU. Toby is only one and a half millimeters tall and he lives in a tree. The tree is the world. Or so he thinks.Bad guys are destroying the tree. These bad guys are the same kind of bad guys we have in our world and they are obsessed with the same sort of things (making money, developm...
Questo è stato il libro che mi ha avvicinato alla lettura, quand'ero piccola. Sicuramente prima di allora avevo già letto altri libri, ma questo è stato il primo che io abbia scelto da sola di acquistare. Ricordo che rimasi sveglia quasi tutta la notte per leggerlo: nei miei ricordi di bambina di do...