Cold Tom


Bibliographic Information: Prue, S. Cold Tom. (2002). U.K.: Oxford University Press.

Brief Annotation: Tom, a member of an elfin Tribe, flees from his ostracism.  His only place to go is the land of the demons the elves’ hated enemies, but he is only part demon.  As the Tribe searches for him in order to kill him, he must befriend two demons his age in order to escape.

Genre: Free Choice (Chapter)

Grade Level: 5-8

Readers who will like this: Students who are interested in fantasy stories of magic and non-human characters, such as those in The Lord of the Rings.

Rating/Response: 3. A very interesting read, though not my favorite out of the fantasy literature I have read.  Tom and the other characters, however, are very interesting in their own unique way, and I enjoyed reading it.  This would be a book I would recommend if students were looking for a book to read.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever had to make a desperate decision or do something that you didn’t want to in order to avoid something worse?

Posted by: Iliya Hoffert


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