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Author William David Thomas

Charlesbridge, 2024

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1732213720

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1732213722

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Eleven year-old Allen Davis has a recurring nightmare. 

He also has difficulty connecting with people, and a persistent habit of humming. Making a fresh start, he and his grandmother move to a small village in northern New York. But when Allen encounters an old, captive llama at a winter festival, his life is turned upside down.

He recalls a language he didn’t know he could speak. He learns that everything he was ever told about his youngest years and his parents deaths was a lie. When the llama’s life is threatened, Allen vows to free it. Together they begin a desperate trek, a journey on which Allen must wrestle with the truth about his past while struggling to survive in the snow and bitter cold of a mountain wilderness.

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