Eleven-year-old Thomas Hammond has always lived next to Leepike Ridge. He never imagined he might end up lost beneath it! But that's exactly what happens the night Tom rides a floating slab of refrigerator packing foam downstream and is dragged underground.
What Tom finds under Leepike Ridge -- a corpse, a dog, a flashlight, a castaway, crawdads, four graves, a tomb, and buried treasure -- will answer questions he hasn't known to ask and change his life forever. Now if only he can find his way home again
An original mix of Robinson Crusoe, King Solomon's Mines, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Odyssey, N. D. Wilson's first book for young readers is a remarkable adventure, a journey through the dark of the grave and back out into the light.