Out June 22 from Simon & Schuster

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From the author of THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST comes a lush and timely tale about a boy who’s grown up as the only human in an enchanted rainforest and what happens when people from the outside world discover his home.

Arrow, a 12-year-old boy with a limb difference, has grown up as the only human in a lush, magical rainforest that’s closed off from the rest of the world. He was raised by the Guardian Tree, the protector of the forest, which uses the earth’s magic to keep it hidden from those who have sought to exploit and kill it. But now the magic veil is deteriorating, the forest is dying, and Arrow may be the only one who can save it.

Arrow has never seen another human until one day, a man in a small airplane crash-lands in the forest. Then, a group of children finds their way in, escaping from their brutal, arid world where the rich live in luxurious, walled-off cities and the poor struggle for survival.

The Guardian Tree urges Arrow to convince the trespassers to leave by any means necessary. Arrow is curious about these newcomers, but their arrival sets off a chain of events that leave him with a devastating choice: be accepted by his own kind or fight to save the forest that is his home.

Arrow animated cover

Praise for ARROW

“Through the observations of an unusual narrator–the Guardian Tree–readers will be immersed in Arrow’s magical rainforest home. Strong yet vulnerable, curious yet wise, Arrow risks everything to protect all that he knows and loves. Arrow is a compelling adventure about resilience, hope, and learning to trust your own heart.”

~Lynne Kelly, author of Song For a Whale

“Narrated by an ancient tree who counts years as rings and feels the emotions of forest creatures in her roots, Arrow is a richly imagined fable about the need to connect with people of divergent tribes…and thereby heal a wounded planet.  Clark blends fantasy and science into a lush and timely tapestry that enlightens and enchants.”

~Susan Fletcher, author of Journey of the Pale Bear

Every Preorder of ARROW Gives to the Earth and Gives to YOU!

Have you preordered ARROW? Then I’ve got a gift for you and it’ll keep on giving. For every preorder, I’ll send you:

* A signed bookmark

* A signed and personalized bookplate

* A Be a Tree Hero sticker featuring the Guardian Tree

* And Arrow’s plantable seed paper for wildflowers.

* PLUS a donation will be made to One Tree Planted to have a new tree planted for EVERY copy of ARROW preordered registered through the form below. Let’s help them plant 500 trees!

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Want a chance to ALSO win a grand prize? Preorder through BookPeople and you’ll be eligible to win a bonsai kit and a plush monkey like Arrow’s Curly. PLUS BookPeople preorders will help Austin’s Tree Folks plant more trees, and you’ll get Tree Folks goodies too!Click to preorder ARROW through my local independent bookstore BookPeople for a chance to win the grand prize.

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