“She had never really seen this cave because the darkness was total, but she knew it perfectly and could move there without hesitation. It was there that she had lived every day of her existence. It was there, in the dark, that she had first heard “History,” the time when it was possible to live outside, the time when trees existed. In those days, said his grandfather, who himself got it from his ancestors, there were streams, water, trees filled with fruit. Beautiful birds nested on their branches and life was sweet. The trees held the earth between their powerful roots and tall, soft grass grew abundantly. Their branches protected from the sun and kept the humidity necessary for the life of plants, animals and, of course, men. Men lived under trees until madness overcame them and they began to cut them down..."
Follow young Dali on a thrilling journey to meet the mysterious father of all trees... Will she succeed in bringing the forest back to her desert world? Will people believe all the stories learned during his journey?
Author: Philip Ribe