Saturday, June 12, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Toby and the Secrets of the Tree by Timothee de Fombelle
Francois Place Illustrated the book
Sarah Ardizzone translated the book
*form goodreads description*
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, and 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.
The book follows around the life of Toby Lolness, who is very small and lives in a tree. And then there are Grass people who live on the ground. There are bad guys who capture the people are taking over, and Toby must/well save.
This was great for me not reading the first book.Though at first I was a little lost but once i got into it i was not that lost. You may want to read the first book before you read this one though. It was very enjoyable to read.Thought the Characters where great fun.
Though i felt the book could have been shorted a little, Just because i felt like some parts where a little bit boring, but for the most part it was a nice cute read.
The author did a great job at describing the scenes and the way the characters interacted with things, and other people. The style of the writing was easy read, and I just loved every little detail.
Like every other page or so, there would be illustration. These illustration where gorgeous to look at. It was always for to look at the drawings, to get a feel of what was happen.
There is some little violence where a wingless butterfly will get slowly shot of arrows until the butterfly dies,there may also be other little violent scenes. This book is not about Violence. but i would just beware of this factor for the more sensitive young readers.
The overall plot of the book is a great adventure, and it has some great beauty in it. form what they use as coats and prisons,etc.Its just full of greatness.