Toby Lolness is just one and a half millimetres tall, and he's the most wanted person in his world, the great oak Tree. When Toby's father makes a ground-breaking discovery, tapping into the very heart of the Tree's energy, he also realises that exploiting it could do permanent damage to their... show more
Toby Lolness is just one and a half millimetres tall, and he's the most wanted person in his world, the great oak Tree. When Toby's father makes a ground-breaking discovery, tapping into the very heart of the Tree's energy, he also realises that exploiting it could do permanent damage to their world. Refusing to reveal the secret of his invention to an enraged community, the family is exiled. But one man is determined to get hold of the forbidden knowledge...and his plan is to destroy the Tree. Now Toby's parents have been imprisoned and sentenced to death. Only Toby has managed to escape, but for how long?
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...