The Moonlight Meeting: The Nocturnals by Tracey HechtThe Moonlight Meeting: The Nocturnals by Tracey Hecht

The Moonlight Meeting: The Nocturnals

byTracey Hecht, Rumur DowlingIllustratorWaymond Singleton

Hardcover | October 6, 2017

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InThe Moonlight Meeting, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, Bismark, a loud-mouthed sugar glider, and Dawn, a serious fox, introduce their nighttime world to early readers. The story emphasizes friendship, sharing, and humor. Includes bonus animal glossary.
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 Fallen...
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Title:The Moonlight Meeting: The NocturnalsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.37 inPublished:October 6, 2017Publisher:Fabled FilmsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944020152

ISBN - 13:9781944020156

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This banter-filled early reader describes the initial meeting between shy Tobin the pangolin, brash Bismark the sugar glider, and kindhearted Dawn the fox... the pared-down narration and dialogue quickly establish their personalities, as does Singleton's cartoon artwork, which shows the characters striking expressive poses midconflict... .Hecht and Dowling successfully set the stage for more adventurous outings down the road... "-Publishers Weekly"Physical characteristics, personality quirks, and the beginnings of their mutual trust and friendship are aptly portrayed through both words and pictures... Whether listening, reading along, or launching individual attempts, satisfied readers will be ready and waiting for the next installment." -Booklist"The book hits the right notes-the story, the language, the chapter breaks at just the right time, the design. And the illustrations! Sweet, characterful. What kid doesn't want to be part of this friendship?" -Lauren Wohl, MLS, author of several children's books including A Teeny Tiny Halloween"I love this. Just the right length. I'm so glad the animals are described at the end of the book, and the Fun Facts will surely send readers searching for more information. GREAT!!!!" -Pat Scales, Booklinks contributor, and retired school librarian"Told simply using a beginning reader format, sentences are short and structured and action is limited. Liberal use of artwork by Waymond Singleton supplants description and allows Hecht and Dowling to move the story ahead using dialog. Artwork is dark and at times muddy looking reminding the reader that the story is set at night. Singleton's efforts at linking the "look" for the three friends with the artwork in the fictional series is good. The first in the Grow & Read Series, this oneis a strong blend of reading sight words and decoding using phonics-very useful as a beginning reader." -Stephanie Bange, Educational Resource Center Director, Wright State University"