Urgle – by Meaghan McIsaac

Dancing Cat Books, 2013.  9781770863088

Interest Level: Grades 7 & Up


Urgle is almost old enough for his Leaving Day – the day when he moves away from the other boys abandoned at birth in the Ikkuma Pit, but he isn’t ready.  He’s been nicknamed Useless, and he hasn’t taught his little brother Cubby much of anything about survival. When Cubby is carried away by the ferocious Tunrar, Urgle and his brothers must leave the Pit early and risk their lives to find him in an unfamiliar, confusing and dangerous world.

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