The Prince Who Fell from the Sky by John Claude Bemis

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In Casseomae's world, the wolves rule the Forest, and the Forest is everywhere. The animals tell stories of the Skinless Ones, whose cities and roads once covered the earth, but the Skinless disappeared long ago.

Casseomae is content to live alone, apart from the other bears in her tribe, until one of the ancients' sky vehicles crashes to the ground, and from it emerges a Skinless One, a child. Rather than turn him over to the wolves, Casseomae chooses to protect this human cub, to find someplace safe for him to live. But where among the animals will a human child be safe? And is Casseomae threatening the safety of the Forest and all its tribes by protecting him?

Middle-grade fans of postapocalyptic fiction are in for a treat with this fanciful and engaging animal story by the author of the Clockwork Dark trilogy.
 

About John Claude Bemis

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JOHN CLAUDE BEMIS is the author of the Clockwork Dark, a fantasy-steampunk trilogy composed of The Nine Pound Hammer, The Wolf Tree, and The White City. His books have been described as "original and fresh" and "a unique way of creating fantasy." John lives with his wife and daughter in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Visit John's website at johnclaudebemis.com.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 274 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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A compassionate bear defies everything to save a boy from certain death in this original story blending creation myth with post-apocalyptic and animal-fantasy traditions.

Mar 07 2012 | Read Full Review of The Prince Who Fell from the Sky

Bookalicious

The animals tell stories of the Skinless Ones, whose cities and roads once covered the earth, but the Skinless disappeared long ago.

May 14 2012 | Read Full Review of The Prince Who Fell from the Sky

Birmingham Public Library

The bears, coyotes, rats, dogs, and other woodland creatures are subjects of the Forest, living cheek by jowl among the ruins left behind by the fabled “Old Devils.” But mankind, it appears, hasn’t completely disappeared for good.

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Youth Services Book Review

It is part Redwall, part The Incredible Journey and part Day of the Animals.

Jun 11 2012 | Read Full Review of The Prince Who Fell from the Sky

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