It was only one shoe. It fit no one. But everyone wanted it.
Hap Barlo sits in a cell, wondering how it had all gone so wrong. The blue shoe was ruined, the girl he’d been trying to help was missing, and he’d been branded a thief—again! He would be banished to the far side of Mount Xexnax in the morning.
On the bright side, now he might be able to rescue his father, who had been banished last year. No one has ever returned from Xexnax, so perhaps Hap is a tad optimistic to be dreaming of rescue. Then again, perhaps a dreamer, a doer, and a thief is just the kind of boy who could challenge this mountain—and win!
First edition will be printed in blue ink!
From the Hardcover edition.
About Roderick Townley
Nobody wants to know how hard it is. They want to know what fun it is. So let’s skip the hours—days—months—staring at a computer screen trying to understand what the plot needs to find its way forward, what the characters… More about Roderick Townley
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Oct 13, 2009| 272 Pages| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780375894176