Author: Paul Deal
Like a piece of the night, the giant stranger came into the cabin. Roaring like a beast and brandishing a knife that flashed like a moon-bright sword, he attacked the children sheltering there. Taken by surprise, Carl and Traci fought like cornered cubs. Carl hurled a lighted gasoline lantern at his attacker, and through a shower of flames, he and his sister raced into the forest. For days the giant, like an evil shadow, hounded them, driving them ever deeper into the wilderness. When at last they were alone, they found themselves in a wild and beautiful land and on a journey of adventure and self-discovery that lasted through a long and glorious summer.