Gillian Cross The Dark Ground

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The Dark Ground

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Robert is alone, in a strange jungle. He has no food, no shelter, and no warmth. Unfamiliar creatures stalk him - and he's not even sure how he got there. This is Robert's story of survival, from the extraordinary realization of where he is and what has happened to him to his perilous journey home. The first volume of an incredible adventure story packed with suspense and surprises. Gillian Cross is one of the UK's top children's authors, and has won a host of major prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award and the Smarties Prize.

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Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Wolf Winner of the Whitbread Award for The Great Elephant Chase Winner of the Smarties Prize for The Great Elephant Chase Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Tightrope

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When Robert awakens to find himself in the wild, the last thing he remembers is being on an airplane with his family. He soon realizes that he is Lilliputian-sized and is being stalked (or helped?) by others. Steven Pacey is his sparkling self as he regales listeners with this combination coming-of-age and survival story. Pacey skillfully imbues Robert with the fear and fascination a young person would feel in such an alien situation. He also gives Robert's mysterious companions authenticity as he helps them and they assist him on his perilous journey home. Cross and Pacey maintain a sense of suspense and wonder until the last word. Kids will love this! S.G.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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