“We can be bold in adventure-“
“We can be brave in challenge-“
“We can be friends.”
The Nocturnals features three unlikely friends: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint sized sugar glider. The stories all play out in their nighttime world with teamwork, friendship and humor in every adventure.
In The Mysterious Abductions, the animals form a brigade of the night after a random encounter with a blood-thirsty snake, and just in time because something is threatening their night realm. Animals are disappearing without a trace. Together with the help of a wombat, a band of coyotes and many others, Dawn, Tobin and Bismark journey to the depths of the earth in a wacky, high stakes game that will determine all of their survival.
The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions is in stores NOW! For ages 7-12
Here’s just a couple of things being said about The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions
“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, international bestselling author of The Goosebumps series
“This new series documents the exploits of the Nocturnals, an unlikely trio who protect their fellow jungle denizens from all sorts of calamities—in this adventure, kidnappers…The characters are humorous and well developed, and the fast-moving plot features intrigue, unexpected twists, and the innovative hybrid hockey game. Accessible to upper elementary while sufficiently sophisticated for middle school, this new animal fantasy series should prove popular.”— Booklist
“Readers interested in other, less-well-known members of the animal kingdom will appreciate the variety of critters in the book. The different animals’ particular characteristics enhance their personalities without pigeonholing their behavior, giving the author an opportunity to celebrate their strengths—happily without saturating the plot with a too obvious feel-good message…The genuine concern of the animals for one another, even the villain, underscores the value of compassion and camaraderie. Full-color chapter heads are but one feature of the pleasing design. A delightful adventure about the power of uncommon traits and the joys of newfound friendship. (Fantasy. 9-12)” —Kirkus Reviews
Who’s ready for to win?!?!?! One (1) winner receives*:
- Copy of The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions
- The Nocturnals brigade cape & stuffed fox
- $100 Amazon gift card
If you redeem your gift card via Smile.Amazon.com, then part of the proceeds will go to The Wildlife Alliance (or charity of your choice) to protect endangered animals – like the Nocturnal Pangolin!
To find out more about The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions, please:
- Visit the official website
- Follow @NocturnalsWorld on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
- Purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, or Booksamillion
About the author and artist
Tracey Hecht, founder of Fabled Films, is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed and produced for film. Tracey has launched several start-ups including DoughNet, an online company promoting savings and social responsibility for kids. Fabled Films brings together her passions and interests: writing, creativity, teamwork, and entrepreneurship. When she isn’t writing and managing a business, she can be found hiking, reading or spending time with her family. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine with her husband, four children and three pets—none of which are a sugar glider.
Kate Liebman is an artist who graduated from Yale University, contributes to the Brooklyn Rail, and has shown her work at multiple galleries. This is her first children’s book.
This post is brought to you in partnership with Fabled Films.
*Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Fabled Films.