Synopses & Reviews
and#160; Itand#8217;s frogs versus scorpions in this new series by professional football player Trevor Pryce. For years, the frogs of the Amphibilands have lived in safetyand#151;protected by an elite group of poisonous frogs named the Kulipari and by the dreamcasting spell of the turtle king that cloaks their lands in mystery. Now the spell is threatened by the Spider Queen, a talented spellcaster, and Lord Marmoo, leader of the scorpions. With the Kulipari off training in secret, the Amphibilands have never been so vulnerable. Enter Darel, a young frog who dreams of joining the Kulipari, despite his utter lack of poison and limited fighting skills. With the help of a motley crew of friends, Darel has the chance to become the warrior of his dreams.
Cool animals, thrilling action, and a bit of natural scienceand#151;this novel, illustrated in full color by acclaimed comics artist Sanford Greene, is sure to be a major hit with boys.
Praise for An Army of Frogs
"This little frog should find fans among readers of the Warriors and Redwall sagas."
"Pryce builds tension as the frogs figure out how to deploy their varied skills and reach the ancient turtle king who long ago placed a protective spell over their land. The violent but not overly graphic action is well matched by Greeneand#8217;s dynamic and plentiful full-color illustrations."
"In this fast-paced tale, Pryce finds just the right balance between brutality and bravery, friendship and betrayal, and loss and discovery. A must-have, winning adventure that is nearly impossible to put down."
and#151;School Library Journal
"Greeneand#8217;s color full-page illustrations have the richly saturated look of Marvel comic books, and thereand#8217;s a superhero feel to the various fighting poses Darel and his pals take."
and#151;The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This clever fantasy series featuring frogs versus scorpions, set in Australia, makes for pleasant reading."
and#151;Library Media Connection
The series that has sold over six million copies continues with the second book in the Omen of the Stars story arc. "Fading Echoes" also includes the second adventure in the Warriors Adventure Game.
After the sharp-eyed Jay and the roaring Lion, peace will come on Dove's gentle wing.
Three ThunderClan cats, Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw, are prophesied to hold the power of the stars in their paws. Now they must work together to unravel the meaning behind the ancient words of the prophecy.
As Jayfeather tackles his new responsibilities as the Clan's sole medicine cat and Lionblaze trains his apprentice in the ways of the warrior cats, Dovepaw hones her own unique ability and tries to use it for the good of ThunderClan. But the dark shadows that have preyed on the Clan for many moons still lurk just beyond the forest. Soon a mysterious visitor will walk in one cat's dreams, whispering promises of greatness, with results that will change the future of ThunderClan in ways that no cat could have foreseen.
About the Author
Trevor Pryce is a 14-year veteran of the NFL who played defensive end for the Denver Broncos, the Baltimore Ravens, and the New York Jets. He helped lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory in 1999. He lives in Maryland. Joel Naftali is the author of many books, several written with his wife, Lee. He lives in California. Sanford Greene is an accomplished comics illustrator whose work has been published by DC Comics, Dark Horse, and more. He lives in South Carolina.