Synopses & Reviews
Nate Fludd, Beastologist, is back in the camel saddle in hot pursuit of a missing, deadly Basiliskand#151;the King of Serpents. As if saving an entire Dhughani village from the Basiliskand#8217;s poisonous gaze isnand#8217;t difficult enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must begin to piece together the mystery of his parentsand#8217; disappearance and protect the lone copy of the Fludd Book of Beasts from a sinister man who always seem to be one step ahead of them. Pack your goggles, rue, and an extra pair of gloves and join Nate on another unbelievable adventureand#151;thereand#8217;s no rest for the worldand#8217;s youngest beastologist-in-training!
"Picking up immediately where Flight of the Phoenix (2009) finished, Nathaniel Fludd, Aunt Phil, and the gremlin Greasel pursue an escaped Basilisk, the highly dangerous king of the Serpents...
Familiarity with Nathaniel's previous adventure is helpful though not necessary, and fans can look forward to a return to Batting-at-the-Flies as the trio investigates the disappearance of Nathaniel's parents in the forthcoming volume."--Booklist
"This satisfying middle-grade adventure features a hesitant, unskilled hero, a miniature sidekick straight from Where the Wild Things Are and an exotic setting in colonial British West Africa in 1928. The basilisk is appropriately scary, and straightforward storytelling leads to an exciting climax." --Kirkus
Nate Fludd is back in the camel saddle in pursuit of a missing, deadly basiliskand#8212;the King of Serpents. As if saving a Dhughani village from the beast isnand#8217;t hard enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must begin to solve the mystery of his parentsand#8217; disappearance and protect The Fludd Book of Beasts from a sinister man who always seems to be one step ahead of them. This is the perfect adventure for boys and girls not quite ready for longer texts.
A new illustrated middle-grade series from Theodosia Throckmorton author Robin LaFevers!
About the Author
R. L. LaFevers grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by a wide variety of beasts (besides her brothers). In addition to dogs, cats, and rabbits, her family also had a goat, chickens, chipmunks, a baby anteater, and, for a few short weeks, two baby bear cubs, who were VERY wild and untamed.
Although she no longer has any exotic pets, she does have raccoons who visit her back porch, coyotes who howl at her window, and hawks that soar high overhead. www.rllafevers.com