cover image The Ark of the People

The Ark of the People

W. J. Corbett. Hodder Children's Books, $11.99 (304pp) ISBN 978-0-340-79177-6

Historically threatened by Humans, the minuscule People star in a 1998 British trilogy by W.J. Corbett, available in the U.S. for the first time. The Ark of the People opens as Humans flood the valley where the peaceful Willow Clan has lived ""for countless generations,"" along with their foes, the Nightshade Clan. The Willow Clan's odyssey takes them to a new valley in The Quest for the End of the Tail, where they meet a giant snake whose body is trapped underground, and to the defense of said serpent in The Spell to Save the Golden Snake.