The Fallen Star
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In the third middle grade chapter book, The Fallen Star, Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark awaken to disaster! A meteor has landed, blue lights glow near the crater, and animals are strangely affected. As the Nocturnal Brigade investigates, they encounter Iris, a strange aye-aye, who claims moo
I enjoy these books because they have themes that I believe in woven throughout the story. It's not in your face, but done in a tactful way. I appreciate the story very much throughout. My favor ...more
Through a promotion giveaway, the publisher I was randomly chosen to receive this book free. I ...more
This was the second Nocturnals book I have read (I started with the second book in the series) and this is my favorite one so far. As far as I can tell all of the books, while part of a series, can be read as stand-alone novels.
It was a quick and entertaining read. The plot was fast paced enough to hold even short attention spans while still being entirely coherent. It also introduces readers to rare animals that are likely unfamiliar. The mystery was well done and I honestly didn't see ...more
The book is creatively written, allowing us to easily get into a detailed discussion about self acceptance and friendship. The characters are witty, likeable, and share an endearing adventure that is fun to unfold. It's the perfect book for children embarking on a passion for reading.
Not as good as the original but still great
They used the antagonist in a different way than usual and made him a solid at first but was revealed later on as a result a finding flowers. Speaking of which the concept of the blue flowers during the scorpion poison was also good plot design when you find out about them.
All kinds of excitement happens when a meteor lands in the forest late one night and The Nocturnal Brigade is called into action. Can they find the aliens and save the animals ??
I enjoyed this book much more than the first two books. 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 and would be interested in reading an animal book that takes place in a foreign country!
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Book three in the Nocturnal series is called Fallen Star. It has a reading level of 5.2 and an interest level of third through sixth grade. It isn't a fantasy adventure for the faint of heart with its poisonous pomelos, monsters from the moon, and an invasion of scorpi ...more
In 2017, she expanded the series to include early reader books, so that families could share the reading experience together. In partnership with the New York ...more