Promi lives in the streets with his smarts, his knife, and his magical boots that grow with him and help him climb walls and run quickly. He steals sweets to live on. When we meet Promi, however, he is focusing on a procession of the high-priest, a man to whom power is all-consuming.
As a special festival comes up, Promi decides to steal the most amazing sweet ever (or so he has heard)--a special berry pie. And this launches him into an adventure that he never saw coming. How does a boy who has only ever cared for himself come to care for someone else? Or even Every Someone Else? You will need to follow Promi's story as he meets up with Atlanta and gets swept away in a story of such amazement you will want to be sitting somewhere sturdy for the ride.
Atlantis Rising (Lexile: 770; Interest Level: Grades 5-9) engages the reader in one of the most epic folk tales in common imagination, and does so with an engaging fantasy that will stretch the mind and sharpen the taste buds. (384 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.