Beatrice and Croc Harry
"A book to treasure and share across generations." --David Chariandy, author of Brother
Beatrice, a young girl of uncertain age, wakes up all alone in a tree house in the forest
How did she arrive in this cozy dwelling, stocked carefully with bookshelves and oatmeal accoutrements? And who has been leaving a trail of clues composed in delicate purple handwriting? So begins the adventure of a brave girl's search for identity and healing in celebrated author Lawrence Hill's magical debut for young readers.
Though Beatrice cannot recall how or why she ended up in the magical forest of Argilia--where every conceivable fish, bird, mammal and reptile coexist, and any creature with a beating heart can communicate with any other--something within tells her that beyond this forest is a family that is waiting anxiously for her return.
Just outside her tree house door lives Beatrice's most unlikely ally, the enormous and mercurial King Crocodile Croc Harry, who just may have a secret of his own. As they form an unusual truce and work toward their common goal, Beatrice and Croc Harry will learn more about their forest home than they could have ever imagined. And what they learn about themselves may destroy Beatrice's chances of returning home forever.
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