Is there no rest for the travel worn and weary? Not if you are Nathaniel Fludd, world’s youngest beastologist-in-training. All Nate really wants is to track down his missing parents, but when a unicorn falls mysteriously ill, Nate’s Aunt Phil makes it clear where beastologists’ duties lie: with the beasts who need them.
If ministering to the creatures of the world isn’t difficult enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must also keep them safe from a villainous man. Will Nate ever find the parents he is so absolutely convinced are alive?
R.L. LaFevers lives in Southern California. Learn more at her website: http://www.rllafevers.com/
Kelly Murphy grew up surrounded by swamps and marshes that she explored with her six other siblings in southern New England. If you'd like to see more of Kelly's work, please visit www.kelmurphy.com
Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist : Book One, Flight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers (fall 2009)
– A Junior Library Guild selection
– Nominated for the 2009 Cybils awards
– Exclusive Chinese and German rights sold
Praise for The Flight of the Phoenix (Book 1):
“A solid start to a new series. . . . A quick and enticing read that will appeal to a wide variety of children.” —School Library Journal
“Straightforward sentences, chronological narrative, short chapters, and Murphy’s plentiful black-and-white illustrations make this appropriate for middle-grade readers looking for a series to grow with.” —Kirkus Reviews