Toby Alone

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Toby Alone

author: Timothée de Fombelle
illustrator: Francois Place
translator: Sarah Ardizzone

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, lowing with vital energy, and there may even be a world beyond it. Greedy developers itch to exploit this forbidden knowledge, risking permanent damage to their natural world. But Toby’s father has refused to reveal his findings, causing the family to be exiled to the lower branches. Only Toby has managed to escape -- but for how long? And how can he bear to leave his parents to their terrible fate?

Translated into twenty-two languages.
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$8.99 / $10.00
076365180X /  9780763651800
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Middle-grade Novel / EBook
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
400 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
Family; Science & Nature; Fantasy & Magic;
author’s comments:
Timothee de Fombelle is a much-admired French playwright. Toby Alone, highly acclaimed in France, has been translated into twenty-two languages and won numerous awards.

Sarah Ardizzone (nee Adams) is an award-winning translator and a journalist, and recently became director of literary events for International Pen.
illustrator’s comments:
Francois Place has illustrated many books and is also a renowned author in his own right. With Toby Alone, he has once again allowed his art true expression.
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