In the city of Hodorf, the Tattercoats live by a strict code. Only steal what you need, don't leave a trace of yourself behind, and if another Tattercoat is in trouble, you must always help them out. These are the rules that guide Nim's life as she and her rat, Nibbles, live on the streets. So when a new boy named Otto gets caught up in the devious plottings of a former Tattercoat, Nim takes it upon herself to come to Otto's rescue. But Otto isn't the only one who needs help: The days in Hodorf have been growing shorter and darker since the sundragons went extinct. With things growing more dire, Nim sets off into the murky woods, searching for Otto - and for answers.
Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: NA