The Lost Rainforest #1: Mez's Magic by Eliot SchreferThe Lost Rainforest #1: Mez's Magic by Eliot Schrefer

The Lost Rainforest #1: Mez's Magic

byEliot Schrefer

Hardcover | January 2, 2018

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An action-packed and hilarious animal fantasy adventure from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer, “this new series stunner” (Kirkus starred review) will thrill fans of Warriors and Spirit Animals.

Caldera has forever been divided into the animals who walk by night and those who walk by day. Nightwalker panthers, like young Mez and her sister, have always feared daywalkers as creatures of myth and legend.

Then Mez discovers that she can enter the daylight world, and she rushes to discover what it means to cross the Veil—and the extent of her newly uncovered magical powers—before a reawakened evil threatens everything she’s ever known.

Now, with an unlikely group of animal friends—including a courageous bat, a scholarly tree frog, and an anxious monkey—Mez must unravel an ancient mystery and face her greatest fears, if they are to have any hope of saving their endangered rainforest home.

Eliot Schrefer is a New York Times bestselling author, has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature, and has won the Green Earth Book Award and the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. His novels include Endangered, Threatened, Rescued, and two books in the Spirit Animals series. He lives in New York...
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Title:The Lost Rainforest #1: Mez's MagicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.17 inPublished:January 2, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062491075

ISBN - 13:9780062491077

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful new series with adorable characters Wonderful story with adorable characters that readers are going to fall in love with. There are day animals and there are night animals. No one would ever dare venture outside at the wrong hours, it's just not done. Mez is a black panther, a night walker. As his first birthday approaches, he finds himself awake and alert during the daytime hour. Even though he knows it is wrong and that he could be banished from his family, he decides to go outside during the day. It is then that he meets another shadowwalker (one who fins it natural to go outside at the wrong hours) and learns of an ancient enemy that is awakening. only the shadowwalkers can save the animals of the rain forest from this dark and dangerous power. I fell in love with this story and it' characters from the very first pages. Author Eliot Schrefer managed to combine the cute cuddly appeal of young animals with human like personas and make it very believable. I could easily imagine Mez meeting up with Rumi the tree frog, and them becoming friends and companions. From a parent point of view, there are lots of good things contained in this book. Mez's twin sister Chumba has a birth defect which in the real would would have caused her to have been rejected by her family. Instead, Mez has become herfierce protector. Mez meets a wide variety of animals during this adventure. Most would naturally be either his foe or food. Though he is uncomfortable and suspicious of many of them at first, with time he learns to accept most of them and becomes the best of friends with several. Each book in this series will be told from the point of view of a different animal. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great writing Absolutely beautiful, the writing is amazing and the 10 year old who received this loved it.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic My child absolutely loves this new series well done
Date published: 2018-01-12

Editorial Reviews

Mez’s Magic is packed with as many jokes as fast-paced fight scenes. And Schrefer has created a stock of memorable characters—including Gogi, a monkey with self-esteem issues; Rumi, a delightfully urbane tree frog; and a manic, pixie-dream bat named Lima.”