Kirra, a storyteller, is a curious, agile, and outgoing girl, living in an idyllic community hidden inside a dormant volcano. One day, after hearing rumors of strangers called the "Takers," Kirra leaves the volcano by herself, hoping to discover her own story. But she unknowingly leads the Takers back to her doorstep, and they rob her of everything. A devastated Kirra is found by a boy named Luwan and adopted into his family, which lives among others high in the trees of a dense forest. Luwan loves to explore, and he is captured while spying on strangers. The Takers have returned. To save the Tree Folk, Kirra must face her inner demons and summon all her storytelling to weave the most important tale of her life.
Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: 900L