Ravenwood by Andrew PetersRavenwood by Andrew Peters


byAndrew Peters

Hardcover | August 1, 2011

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He alone holds the seeds to save a sky-high world!

The last forested island of the future, Arborium is a mile-high, evergreen world carved from the tallest branches of a vast canopy of trees. Where fourteen-year-old Ark has the lowest of jobs; A poor plumber's apprentice, he unclogs toilets. Ark believes the forest kingdom to be the safest, if dullest, plact on eart. Until he stumbles across a plot between a currupt politician and a clandestine envoy from the rival realm of Maw. This glass-and-steel industrial superpower is scheming to wield its "axes of evil" to strip Arborium of its wood-a natrual resource now more precious than gold. Plunged into danger, Ark must make the treacherous climb down to the darkest roots of Ravenwood to rescue his endangered tree-;home!

Andrew Peters was born in Hildesheim, Germany, and raised in London, England. He has been climbing up and talkign to trees ever since childhood. He now lives in Shropshire, England, with his wife and two children.
Title:RavenwoodFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.52 × 5.79 × 1.18 inPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545305500

ISBN - 13:9780545305501

Appropriate for ages: 10


Read from the Book

From RavenwoodThe mist had done Ark a huge favor. At this level below the treetops, the foreset transformed into a backdrop of blurred hsapes. He was now no more than a shadow crouched between the advancing guards.He onle had seconds. His mind raced. What he'd overheard back in the utility room was a death sentence. He had to do something - but what? He looked desperately at his plumber's belt; wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, and rope, thin but strong, for crawling through dark, stinking pipes... Rope! That was it!The leaves shivered in the gloom, whispering among themselves, as Ark peered briefly over the safety posts at the edge of the highway. Why wait to be pushed? All he needed to do was unhook the rope from his belt, loop it around one of the posts, and then tie the ends tightly around one wrist. Keeping low to the branch, he fastened the rope with nervous fingers.It was now or never. He stood up and took a running leap straight over the edge. All he had in his mind was a blid faith. If the post was rotten, then... snap! Ark would plummet down: a wingless brid. Dead.

Editorial Reviews

"I have always loved trees, and I thought that, instead of the idea of little people living in the canopy of a normal-sized tree, what if I could scale a tree to be up to ten times the size of a skyscraper? How would we adapt to living a mile above the groud? I knew such a world would be a brilliant backdrop against which to set a thrilling plt. And. I have to admit, it's always been a dream of mine to live up to the trees!" -Andrew Peters