Synopses & Reviews
At last Sam, Anastasia Krupnik's irrepressible little brother, gets a chance to tell his own story. From his first days at the hospital, through his Terrible Twos, to his first days at nursery school, we see what Sam is really like. But things are never quite like they seem. In the delivery room, Sam's first words, "Don't drop me," are heard only as "Waaaaahhhh!" And even though he has a perfectly logical explanation for flushing his sister's goldfish down the toilet, no one understands. From training pants to moving day to nursery school, Sam continually tries to unravel the mysteries of the world at large, facing each crisis and adventure head on and responding with his own brand of humor, candor, and naive insight.
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
"Childhood's problems and confusions have seldom been shown to better, funnier, and more sympathetic advantage." Horn Book, Starred
In the fourth adventures in the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series the world's youngest beastologist must minister to a sick unicorn while continuing the search for his missing parents.
Is there no rest for the travel worn and weary? Not if you are Nathaniel Fludd, 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 beastologistsand#8217; duties lie: with the beasts who need them.
If ministering to the creatures of the world isnand#8217;t difficult enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must also keep them safe from a villainous man. Will Nate ever find the parents he is so absolutely convinced are alive?
Sam Krupnik finally gets to tell his version of life with his big sister, Lowry's popular Anastasia Krupnik.
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.