The Fallen Star: The Nocturnals Book 3 by Tracey HechtThe Fallen Star: The Nocturnals Book 3 by Tracey Hecht

The Fallen Star: The Nocturnals Book 3

byTracey Hecht

Hardcover | May 12, 2017

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The best stories always take place in the dark!" - R.L. StineDawn, Tobin, and Bismark awaken one evening to a disaster: all of the forest's pomelos have been mysteriously poisoned! As the Nocturnal Brigade sets out to investigate, they encounter Iris, a mysterious aye-aye, who claims monsters from the moon are to blame. While the three heroes suspect a more earthly explanation, the animals of the valley are all falling ill. And then Tobin gets sick, too! The Nocturnal Brigade must race to find answers, and the cure, before the pomelo blight threatens to harm them all. The Nocturnals is a critically acclaimed middle grade series about three unlikely friends - Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint sized sugar glider. Discover the friendships, teamwork, and humor, as the Nocturnal Brigade solves the unpredictable mysteries of the night.Bonus full color illustrations at the start of each chapter"
Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed and produced for film. Her first middle grade series, The Nocturnals was launched in 2016 with The Mysterious Abductions and The Ominous Eye. The American Bookselling Association chose The Mysterious Abductions as a Kids' Indie Next List pick. Her third book, The Fall...
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Title:The Fallen Star: The Nocturnals Book 3Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.94 inPublished:May 12, 2017Publisher:Fabled FilmsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944020055

ISBN - 13:9781944020057

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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"Hecht serves up both a curious adventure and interesting zoological facts in this volume... The multilingual and loquacious Bismark fuels a few good laughs; Tobin balances his clumsiness with limitless kindness; and brave Dawn keeps the crew focused on their mission. Likewise, the villains of the story display great depth of character... Fresh and fun: the brigade delights as it explores another forest mystery." (Fantasy 9-12) - Kirkus Reviews" Our heroes hold fast to their established personas: Dawn is the wise and mysterious fox; Bismark is the vainglorious sugar glider who manages to rise to even greater levels of lovable obnoxiousness, and sweet Tobin is the plodding pangolin, whose heroics involve a skunklike spray he emits when threatened... Once again, the trio's mutual loyalty and dependence on each other's unique talents - be they what they are - save the day. This is a worthy addition to the franchise." - Booklist"Hecht knows her audience and has written a well-paced story with short chapters that keep readers hanging on to the end... The unlikely alliance of the Brigade members, animals who come from disparate ecosystems, offers an example of unique individuals forming strong friendships." - Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT"As with her previous two books in the series, The Mysterious Abductions and The Ominous Eye, Hecht does her best to weave science facts, literary conventions, and a rich moral foundation into The Fallen Star." - Centered on Books Blog"The personalities of each animal character shine with their distinctness through actions and dialog. Marvelous creations - all of them... The story contains great messages for us humans - young and old - about respecting differences." - Always in the Middle Blog"The conflict was intriguing and had me worried about the fates of the forest animals. It actually felt like they were in danger, and there was a real mystery here. I would recommend this book to young readers who love animals." - Imaginary Reads"I find this third adventure of the Brigade to be the most hilarious, rip-roaring good read! In addition to dealing with poisonous fruit and gaseous critters, Aye-Aye Iris learns a very important lesson that even humans will benefit from." - Bookloons"