I read the wonderful environmental fable Toby Alone aloud to my brood of four kids last year. We loved it! Toby and his tribe are miniature humans that live in a beautiful tree. The tree is slowly being destroyed for it's sap. This is a wonderful adventure that acts as an environmental fable to explain the oil crisis to kids. The hardcover dust jacket folded out into a map of the tree. Well as I was shelving today I discovered that there is a sequel that's just come out! I can't wait to take this one home and surprise my wee ones with it! - Bronwyn
A breathless, high-stakes quest to save the miniature world of the Tree — and reunite loved ones lost — unfolds with wit, suspense, and startling revelations.
Toby’s world is under greater threat than ever before. A giant crater has been dug right into the center of the Tree, moss and lichen have invaded the branches, and one tyrant controls it all. Leo Blue, once Toby’s best friend, is holding Toby’s beloved Elisha prisoner, hunting the Grass People with merciless force, and inflicting a life of poverty and fear on the Tree People. But after several years among the Grass People, Toby has returned to fight back. And this time he’s not alone: a resistance is forming. In the much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning Toby Alone, the compelling eco-adventure reaches its gripping conclusion.