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Leaf and the Sky of Fire (Twig Stories, Vol. 2)

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In a dying forest - infested with bark beetles - impish, stick creatures called Twigs are forced to hide in a cave, or be devoured by ravenous barkbiters! A young Twig named Leaf attempts a foolhardy rescue, but instead he leads them all into greater danger. Now they are pursued by barkbiters and fire!

Still, the Twigs have courageous companions. Three loyal salamanders an
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Michelle Isenhoff
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it
My son was asked by Ms. Marshall if he would read and review this book on his homeschool blog. He agreed, and he’s still plugging away at it, but it was a pretty large undertaking for a low reader. In the meantime, I picked up the book and beat him to the punch.

The setting for this book is breathtaking. It features small stick-like critters called Twigs which live in a northern forest that’s so beautifully depicted you can almost smell the pine needles. It therefore lends itself quite naturally
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Wayne S.
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As dangerous as fire is to us human beings, what would you think of a raging inferno if you were a small being made of wood? Twigs are adventurous stick creatures who live in the knotholes of ancient trees. Leaf is a Twig and dwells, with his father Pappo, mother Ivy, younger sister Fern, and baby twin brothers Buddy and Burba, in his home, the Old Seeder, a huge cedar tree in the South Forest. One day, a strange, old Twig named Mook arrives from the far away North Forest on a tooler (bird) name ...more
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Leaf & the Sky of Fire – Twig Stories Book 2

by Jo Marshall
Illustrated by D.W. Murray
Published by CreateSpace on November 17, 2011
370 pages – ages 9+


*Taken from the Twig stories website - ”Twigs are impish stick creatures – not much taller than robins. Tiny leaves sprout from their arms and legs, and their toes are very curly like roots. Their long, leafy hair can be many different colors – emerald, bronze, flaming red, and gold, for example. Twigs live in all sorts of trees, but the knothole
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Brittany
Aug 08, 2012 rated it liked it
This type of book isn't something I generally I get into. I kind of did and kind of didn't. I liked how it was very different from anything I've read. There's creatures called twigs that are basically like a live tree. Twigs have leaves in their hair and twig like bodies. There biggest enemy are stinkbugs which I didn't expect it to be stinkbugs and interesting and unique choice. Leaf is a young boy who has to save his people with some help from friends he meets along the way. This book sounds l ...more
Suzanne Montigny
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jo Marshall has created a magical world of twig people that any child could relate well to where the hero, Leaf flies on the back of a tooler to the North Forest to save baby twigs from the devastation of the bark biters. But of course, the bark biters are none other than 'pine beetles' that have ravaged our Canadian and American pine forests in real life. Ms Marshall also describes a receding glacier in her narrative, teaching children the effects of global warming. I think this a fabulous and ...more
Jo Marshall
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
FROM ERIK, THIS KID REVIEWS BOOKS:

“The Northern Forest is under attack! Bark beetles (barkbiters) have killed the trees in the forest and now the Twigs are in hiding. When Leaf (a Twig from the Old Seeder) hears about their problems, he goes to help but he is unaware of the evil barkbiters! When he gets to the Twigs, Leaf accidentally starts a fire on the dry wood, so now, they are running from millions of barkbiters and a huge forest fire! Can one little Twig save the forest and his fellow Twig
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I enjoy writing fantasy novels called 'Twig Stories' for children ages 8 to 12 who love nature and adventure. I use the pen name Jo Marshall because no one can pronounce D'Nelle Bloechl.

Twig Stories take a child on a journey into climate crisis. They are about impish stick creatures called Twigs in the ancient forests and on the pristine glaciers of the Pacific Northwest, where the fragile world
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