By de Fombelle, TimotheeIllustrated by Place, FrancoisTranslated by Ardizzone, Sarah
This is the second and final part of the thrilling adventure of heroism and friendship in an unforgettable miniature world. Toby's world is under greater threat than ever before. A giant crater has been dug right into the centre of the Tree, moss and lichen invade the branches, a...nd one tyrant controls it all. Leo Blue, once Toby's best friend, now his worst enemy, is holding Elisha prisoner, hunting the Grass People with merciless force, capturing all who stand in his way, inflicting a life of poverty and fear. But returning after several years among the Grass People, Toby will fight back. And this time he's not alone. A resistance is forming...This eagerly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Toby Alone is a gripping conclusion to a new classic adventure story.Read more
Timothee de Fombelle is a much-admired French playwright. Initially working as a teacher/lecturer, he soon turned to writing and in 2006 produced his first novel, Toby Alone, known in his native France as Tobie Lolness. Highly acclaimed, it has been translated into 22 different languages and has won numerous prizes. Toby's extraordinary story continues in Toby and the Secrets of the Tree. Francois Place is one of France's leading artists and is also a well-praised fiction writer. Some of his best works include Les Derniers Geants ( The Last Giants ), Le Vieux Fou de Dessin ( The Old Man Crazy About Drawing ) and L'Atlas des Geographes ( The Atlas of the Geographers of Orbae ). He lives in France.
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