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Toby Alone (unabr.). 8 CDs. approx. 9 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4418-8883-9. $69.97.
Toby and the Secrets of the Trees (unabr.). 8 CDs. approx. 9:30 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4418-8877-8. $69.97.
Gr 4-8--Toby Lolness, 1.5 millimeters in height and 13 years old, is on the run in these two volumes (2009, 2010, Candlewick) of an eco-fantasy filled with political commentary and satire by Timothee de Fombelle. Toby lives in a world miniscule in scale, an entire civilization making its home on a single oak tree--and everyone is out to get Toby. The details of why Toby is running are parsed out in looping narrative, with scenes from his memory …