de Fombelle, Timothee Toby and the Secrets of the Tree
415 pp. Candlewick ISBN 978-0-7636-4655-4 $16.99
(3) Translated by Sarah Ardizzone. Illustrated by Francois Place. This sequel to Toby Alone picks up where its predecessor left off, as Toby struggles to save the world of tiny treed-welling humans from destructive tyrants. The novel assumes readers' familiarity with the complex social structures and political conflicts of Toby's world; those who have read the first volume will be satisfied by this intricate and intimate conclusion.