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Toby Alone

Toby Alone
 

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 d... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406307269
Barcode 9781406307269
Published 1 August 2009 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (2 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By de Fombelle, Timothee
Illustrated by Place, Francois
Translated by Ardizzone, Sarah
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781406307269
ISBN-10 1406307262
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 August 2009
International Publication Date 28 March 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By de Fombelle, Timothee
Illustrated by Place, Francois
Translated by Ardizzone, Sarah
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 843.92
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

This book presents an awards-laden adventure of heroism, friendship and survival - with a powerful ecological message - set in a captivating miniature world. 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?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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, to be published in 2009.

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