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|Genre||Children's literature, young adult fiction|
|Publisher||Square Fish & Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|2006 (1st edition), 2010 (2nd edition paperback)|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Pages||304 p. (hardback edition)|
The novel was originally published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2006.
After the death of his father, ten-year-old Moon leaves their forest shelter home and is sent to an Alabama institution, becoming entangled in the outside world he has never known and making good friends, a relentless enemy, and finally a new life.