The book toby alone by timothe de fombelle is an adventurous if unsettling book for tweens toby is only one millimeter tall at 13 and lives in a big oak tree with his parents already he has a so called life of crime due to his father you see tobys father is a famous scientist everyone admires him. Toby alone originally published in france and translated into 22 languages is a great example of thi stuart little the borrowers despereaux and the littles have all been keeping it real for the diminutive for quite some time. Toby alone is a wild unending ride the world of the tree is well imagined and described complete with lakes bark caves lichen forests as well as nefarious political and industrial characters the illustrations are a nice addition and the map inside the cover is enjoyable to scour. 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
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