Toaff's Way

By: Cynthia Voigt

Illustrator: Sydney Hanson

Toaff is a small squirrel full of big questions. Why must I stay away from the human’s house? Why shouldn’t I go beyond the pine trees? Why do we fight with the red squirrels across the drive? His sister shrugs—that’s just the way things are. His brother bullies—because I said so. And the older squirrels scold—too many questions! Can Toaff really be the only one to wonder why?
When a winter storm separates him from his family, Toaff must make his own way in the world. It’s a world filled with danger—from foxes and hawks and cats to cars and chainsaws. But also filled with delight—the dizzying scent of apple blossoms, the silvery sound of singing, the joy of leaping so far you’re practically flying. Over the course of a year, Toaff will move into (and out of) many different dreys and dens, make some very surprising friends (and a few enemies), and begin to answer his biggest questions—what do I believe and where do I belong?
Master storyteller Cynthia Voigt offers readers a rich and rewarding story of finding one’s way in the world.
Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9781524765378

JLG Release: Oct 2018

Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Squirrels , Family , Home , Exploration , Survival , Winter , Farms , Animals , Friendship

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Book Details



First Release

October 2018



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 1/6" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 5; Points: 8;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.2; Points: 12;


Level 790L


Print Book


Library edition with trade jacket added



Potentially Sensitive Areas



Squirrels, Family, Home, Exploration, Survival, Winter, Farms, Animals, Friendship,

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