Arrow

Out now 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.

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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! 

Submit Your Preorder Below to Win Goodies & Plant Trees!



    Arrow in the news:

    MIDDLE-GRADE MOJO

    This review of ARROW calls the book “a captivating read that kept me turning the page.”

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    MY COMFY CHAIR

    This review of ARROW calles the book “a fascinating novel”, with reminisces of Lois Lowry’s The Giver.

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    INDIE BOOKSTORE PICKS LIST

    ARROW is recommended in this Kids Summer 2021 Indie Bookstore Picks of the List!

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    ARROW IN A LIST OF FANTASY MG NOVELS

    I’m honored to see ARROW topping this list of fantasy novels for kids ages 8-12.

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    ENVIRONMENTAL FICTION GUIDE

    ARROW is included in this wonderful Guide to Using Environmental Fiction and Nonfiction in the Classroom.

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    BOOKPEOPLE

    In this guest post, I discuss my inspiration for ARROW and how the story first began long ago in my childhood.

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    FROM THE MIXED UP FILES

    In this interview, I talk about the themes, inspiration and more behind ARROW and AMERICAN HORSE TALES: HOLLYWOOD.

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    MG BOOK VILLAGE

    In this interview, I talk about the writing of ARROW, including the Guardian Tree and Arrow characters, plus more.

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