When the house burns with his recluse father inside, Simon Seeker sets out to see the world beyond. 12 years with only the company of animals, insects, books, and the night sky have taught him a love for the natural world. He learns from those he meets that his woodland friends and billions like them are at risk of extinction as the planet warms. His concern inspires those he meets, including a TV host who puts him on his show. The world that opens to him is new and challenging, but The Stardust Kid makes his way, one step at a time. Simon Seeker is a boy’s story written for adult readers.