Sci-fi book about people living in trees
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Asked by: stu42j-ga
List Price: $5.00
12 Dec 2005 08:01 PST
Expires: 11 Jan 2006 08:01 PST
Question ID: 604810
There is a sci-fi book about a society of people who live in the trees. There is a fairy-tale that if you ever go to the ground, the troll will get you, or something. However, it is actually a government consipiracy to keep people from discovering the secret prisons on the ground. I need to know the title and/or author.
Re: Sci-fi book about people living in trees
Answered By: juggler-ga on 12 Dec 2005 11:16 PST
Hello. It sounds like you're describing "Below the Root" (1975) by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. From a newsgroup message: "... the "Below the Root" trilogy by Zilpha Keatley Snyder... These are enchanting books set in a world where everyone lives hundreds of feet up in giant trees and moves about by gliding with specially made cloaks(it's a low gravity world.) Going all the way down to the ground is forbidden except for a chosen few farmers and there are rumors that strange beasts will capture and devour anyone who sets foot on the ground..." http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.harry-potter/msg/6d256d9c95d65e4a?hl=en& Also see Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0689304579/ Other books in the series: "And All Between" (Green-sky Book 2) (1976) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0689305141/ "Until the Celebration" (Green-sky Book 3) (1977) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812554809/ ------ search strategy: google groups: "lives in trees" fantasy book I hope "Below the Root" is the book that you had in mind. If not, please let me know via the "request clarification" feature.
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I've just ordered a copy of the book but that definitely sounds like it. Thanks so much!
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