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Perloo, a peaceful scholar who has been chosen to succeed Jolaine as leader of the furry underground people called the Montmers, finds himself in danger when Jolaine dies and her evil son seizes control of the burrow. Reissue. *Author: Avi *Publication Date: 1999/10/01 *Number of Pages: 225 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.50
Avi Wortis is known to his readers simply as Avi. Raised in New York City, he was ironically assigned a tutor in high school to help him with his writing. His first novel, WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN, ANYWAY?, was published in 1992 while he was working as a librarian. Avi writes historical fiction, fantasies, thrillers, and comic novels. In 1991, THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE was named a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction. In 2003, CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD received the much-coveted Newbery Medal.
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"Perloo," Lucabara said, pausing to take a deep breath before continuing, "Jolaine has been asking for you.""Me?" Perloo cried."When she woke this early," Lucabara explained, "she asked to see you as soon as possible. That's why I came.""But--but why should she want me?" Perloo stammered in astonishment. His baggy eyes were open very wide now."Perloo," Lucabara said firmly, "she told me to say that seeing you was a matter of life and death. And Perloo, she didn't mean her life and death. She was speaking of our entire Montmer tribe."
Meet Perloo, retired scholar and member of a race of jack-rabbit-like creatures called Montmers. He's the unwilling leader in an attempt to end a feud between the Montmers and their enemies, the coyote-like Felbarts.