The mysterious abductions. #1 / Tracey Hecht.
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|Moorhead Public Library||J HEC (Text)||33500013019773||Main||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9781944020026
- ISBN: 1944020020
- ISBN: 9781944020002
- ISBN: 1944020004
- Physical Description: 220 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Fabled Films Press, 2016.
|Summary, etc.:|| Three unlikely nocturnal animal friends--Dawn the fox, Tobin the pangolin, and Bismark the sugar glider--form a brigade of the night to look into the mysterious disappearance of animals.
|Study Program Information Note:|| 4.0 Accelerated Reader AR 4.2 189213.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 March #1
This new series documents the exploits of the Nocturnals, an unlikely trio who protect their fellow jungle denizens from all sorts of calamitiesâin this adventure, kidnappers. Tobin is a shy pangolin; Bismark is a vainglorious sugar glider; and Dawn is a mysterious, elegant fox. The three eventually locate the captives in a subterranean cave under the control of Boris, a terrifying crocodile. Boris means to enslave the animals and create a winning team for a hockeylike sport that will lure back the humans ("coachers") who took his family. A Nocs-versus-Crocs game will decide everyone's fate, until a nerve-wracking shoot-out ends in chaos: Boris is actually talking about poachers, and it becomes clear that his family will never come back. An offer of sympathy and friendship resolves the crisis. The characters are humorous and well developed, and the fast-moving plot features intrigue, unexpected twists, and the innovative hybrid hockey game. Accessible to upper elementary while sufficiently sophisticated for middle school, this new animal fantasy series should prove popular. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Tracey Hecht has written, directed, and produced for film. The American Booksellers Association chose the first book in her critically acclaimed middle grade series, The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions, as a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. Last year, she expanded the series to include early reader books, The Peculiar Possum and The Slithery Shakedown, so that families could share the reading experience together. In partnership with the New York Public Library, Tracey created a Read Aloud Writing Program that she has since conducted—both in person and virtually—in over eighty-five schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband, four children, and dog, Penny.