Synopses & Reviews
Is there no rest for the travel worn and weary? Not if youand#8217;re Nathaniel Fludd, the worldand#8217;s youngest beastologist-in-training! All Nate really wants is to track down his missing parents, but when a unicorn falls mysteriously ill, Nateand#8217;s Aunt Phil makes it clear where a beastologistand#8217;s duty lies: to the beasts.and#160;
And if taking care of the worldand#8217;s beasts isnand#8217;t difficult enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must also keep them safe from the villainous Obediah Fludd, who intends to do them harm. With all this taking up every last bit of his energy and time, will Nate ever find the parents he is so absolutely convinced are alive?
Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist : Book One, Flight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers (fall 2009)
and#8211; A Junior Library Guild selection
and#8211; Nominated for the 2009 Cybils awards
and#8211; Exclusive Chinese and German rights sold
Praise for The Flight of the Phoenix (Book 1):
and#8220;A solid start to a new series. . . . A quick and enticing read that will appeal to a wide variety of children.and#8221; and#8212;School Library Journal
and#8220;Straightforward sentences, chronological narrative, short chapters, and Murphyand#8217;s plentiful black-and-white illustrations make this appropriate for middle-grade readers looking for a series to grow with.and#8221; and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
Araminta thinks something horrible is hiding in the deep, hidden passages of Spookie House—could it be a werewolf? Add to that the arrival of Uncle Drac's creepy nephew, Max, and Araminta knows things will never be the same. Max is Wanda's new best friend, and Araminta finds him annoying. She comes up with a plan to figure out what Max is up to—and also to capture the werewolf. But will it work?
Trouble arrives at Spookie House for Araminta in the form of Uncle Dracs nephew, Max, who impresses Aunt Tabby with his good manners. But theres something very creepy about Max, and Araminta is determined to find out what hes up to. Illustrations.
About the Author
Born and raisedandnbsp;among the sprawling cornfields of rural Pennsylvania, Kelly Murphy now writes from her child-sized apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her articles have appearedandnbsp;in Brokelyn, Brooklyn Based, Chic Today, NCTEand#8217;s The Council Chronicle, and various other publications. Kelly graduated from Penn State with a degree in English and currently works in publishing.