"Wacky illustrations and another plot that twists and turns" --Booklist
In the Nocturnals fourth chapter book, Dawn a serious fox, Tobin a sweet pangolin, and Bismark a pint-sized sugar glider travel to a distant watering hole during dry season. Along the way, strange things happen: the ground crumbles, water disappears, and huge tumbleweeds chase after them. Is the forest alive? When the animals start hearing voices, they begin to wonder: are they imagining things or is something, or someone
, else responsible? Only the Nocturnals can solve this mystery and unite the forest
Bonus full color illustrations at the start of each chapter (Ages 9-12) GREAT FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
Download complimentary printable activities at nocturnalsworld.com: animal mask crafts, bingo, word games, discussion questions, and Common Core Language Arts and Next Generation Science educator guides. READ ALL FOUR ADVENTURES WITH THE NOCTURNALS The Nocturnals
is a critically acclaimed middle grade chapter book series following three unlikely friends--Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a pint-sized sugar glider. Discover the friendships, teamwork, and humor as the Nocturnal Brigade solves the unpredictable mysteries of the night.
About the Author
Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who created The Nocturnals, the critically acclaimed middle grade and early reader series. The American Booksellers Association chose her first book, The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions, as a Kids' Indie Next List pick. In addition, her Grow & Read early reader book, The Chestnut Challenge, was given a Mom's Choice Gold Award. With the New York Public Library, she has also created a Read Aloud Writing Program that has since been conducted in over 150 schools, libraries, and bookstores. Other books in the Nocturnals middle grade series include The Ominous Eye, The Fallen Star, and The Hidden Kingdom. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband and four children.
"Featuring spirited animal characters who deal with real-life scenarios in a relatable way...the books celebrate the very meaningful idea of friendship and what it means to forge positive relationships."--Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
"The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way, and the books are meant to be read aloud."--New York Post
"The Nocturnals is an enchanting story about a group of animals who band together to protect their friends and find adventure. The characters are delightful and the nighttime landscape is captivating. It was just as I expected--because the best stories always take place in the dark!"--R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps
"Wacky illustrations and another plot that twists and turns and teeters with cliff-hangers will keep fans enthralled. Check out the website (NocturnalsWorld.com) for extensive activities for kids and support materials for educators."--Booklist
"With numerous sequels already in the pipeline, Tracey Hecht's whimsical animal adventure is poised to deliver a raft of silliness, sweetness, and positive messages for years to come."--Common Sense Media
"Tracey Hecht's first novel is an appealing page-turner for middle-school readers, combining a likable cadre of unusual animal characters with fast-paced, clever dialogue and, of course, plenty of suspense."--BookPage