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Please summarize the story in "The Thing In the Attic" by James Blish. Are there any eNotes on this story?

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Honath the Pursemaker doesn't believe the story in the Book of Laws which claims that giants created his race of tree-dwellers. He and his friends are banished when he makes this opinion known.  They are sent to the floor of the jungle, which is full of danger.  He becomes an explorer/settler for this new world.