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A Guide Book to the Great Tree

A Guide Book to the Great Tree

by Kathryn Lasky

Studious by nature, fortunate to have been present at the most glorious moments in the tree's recent history, and above all honored to count as friends its most ardent champions, I, Otulissa, have decided to write a compendium, a catchall -a guide, in short- to the history, life, and spirit of the tree. Pause a moment before the next adventure begins to read of its natural history, its origin, and yearly changes. Read of its lesser-known heroes: of Joss, brave messenger of legends; of the brothers Ifghar and Ezylryb and the treachery that bound them; of Theo, the peaceful warrior.

Learn of Gylfie, Digger, and Twilight's lives before they came to the tree. Read tales of Strix Struma, Uglamore, Trader Mags, and others. Many are the adventures still unsung! And many the brave deeds unheralded! Read of ages lost and dark; of strange ailments infecting the tree itself. Learn the feasts and holidays celebrated under moon and sun. Scan the maps, study the drawings, sample the recipes! Dear reader, though you be distant from The Great Tree, lift this tome to your eyes and learn what it is to be a Guardian!

Ages
11, 12, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
6.5
Number of Pages
176
Genre
Adventure, Dictionaries, Reference, Series, Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author

Kathryn Lasky Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's body of work ranges from such critically acclaimed books as Beyond the Burning Time to the bestselling Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.

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