The Ancient One.pdf
A powerful story exploring the interconnectedness of all things from New York Timesbetselling author of the Merlin saga.
When thirteen-year-old Kate travels to Oregon for a quiet week at Aunt Melanie’s cottage, her plans are dashed by the discovery of a grove of giant redwood trees in nearby Lost Crater. While helping try to protect the redwood forest from loggers, Kate goes back five centuries through a time tunnel and finds herself facing the evil creature Gashra, who is bent on destroying the same forest. In this extraordinary quest, combining high adventure and heroic drama, a girl discovers that all living things are connected in ways she never expected, and that true friendship can reach across cultures, and even across centuries.
"Once in a great while a book comes along that is so powerful and so wise that you want to shout about it." —Madeleine L'Engle, bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time, on The Ancient One
"Once in a great while a book comes along that is so powerful and so wise that you want to shout about it." —Madeleine L'Engle, bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time
"Barron has woven a boldly original novel that is as thought-provoking as it is fun to read." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Mortality, in all its splendor and sadness, is T.A. Barron's subject... Fantasy mavens will find plenty here to enthrall them." —The New York Times Book Review
"Save a tree, save history! Barron fuses concerns over the natural world with fantasy lit."
—The Huffington Post, "The 9 Best Trees in Literature"
"Absorbing story, vital characters — and also a pioneering work opening paths we didn’t know were there." —Lloyd Alexander, National Book Award winning author
T.A. Barron was a Princeton grad, a Rhodes Scholar, and a highly successful business man before he returned to his true love: books for children. He is the New York Timesbestselling author of the Merlin Saga, the Heartlight Saga, Tree Girl, The Hero's Trail, and many picture books. He has also created a Young Heroes Award that rewards children who are heroic in their communities with a monetary prize for their achievements. He’s an environmental activist and is on the board of many corporations and charities. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, five children, two dogs, and two goats. Visit him online at www.tabarron.com or on Twitter @TABarronAuthor.