Ravenwood by Andrew Fusek Peters

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Who holds the seeds to save a sky-high world?

Arborium is at risk, the sharpened blades of rival Maw poised to saw off its bark and branches. What can a poor plumber's apprentice armed with little more than a monkey wrench do to stop the chopping?

Carved into a massive, mile-high canopy, the forest kingdom of Arborium stands upon the tallest of trees. Within them, 14-year-old Ark holds the lowest of jobs: unclogging toilets. He's already up to his elbows in gunk when he REALLY steps in it. He overhears a plot echoing through the pipes: Maw, a ruthless glass-and-steel superpower, is scheming to wield its axes of evil to strip Arborium of its wood -- a natural resource now more precious than gold.

The fate of a kingdom in the filthy hands of a plumber boy?

Plunged into danger, Ark must make the treacherous climb down to the darkest roots of RAVENWOOD if there's any hope of rescuing his threatened tree home!

About Andrew Fusek Peters

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ANDREW PETERS was born in Hildesheim, Germany, and raised in London, England. He has been climbing up and talking to trees ever since childhood. He now lives in Shropshire, England, with his wife and two children of their own.
Published August 1, 2011 by Scholastic Inc.. 373 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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In this otherworldly adventure, several teens struggle for survival while trying to preserve their home, a kingdom built amid the mile-high trees of Arborium.

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City Book Review

And now he was still tired, poor, and hungry, but somehow at the center of unfolding events.” Grasp enlists his son in the plot, and soon Ark and Mucum, are on the run from guards and from Petronio.

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And the cosmology of that world, told to Ark by a fierce goddess named Corwenna, who plays a surprising role in the novel, wonderfully blends scientific advancement, religious belief and ecological responsibility.To save Arborium from the nefarious clutches of Maw and its manipulative representat...

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The Overflowing Library

in a scene with two characters you are treated to the thoughts and feelings of both characters.

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