The Hidden Kingdom
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In the fourth middle grade chapter book, The Hidden Kingdom, animals in the valley start to trip on the crumbling ground beneath them, water disappears, and strange voices are heard. Everyone assumes the forest is under a spell. However, it’s a group of veiled creatures—a chameleon, st
The nocturnal brigade consisted of a smart fox, an over-confident sugar glider and a compassionate, hard working pangolin. I enjoyed getting to know the Nocturnal Brigade. Each member brought different skills and abilities to their group. I loved the many examples of fierce and loyal teamwork. I was introduced to a kind, compassionate leader and also to a leader who was selfish, unkind and bent on des ...more
So the team sets out to save everyone. While out and about, the forest seems to come alive to work against them. Sticks that run away, leaves that move and more. What can be happening and how can they top the forest from attacking them? And will they ever find water to survive the drought?
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The animals in the Hidden Kingdom are in trouble when water vanishes from the valley, and there may be evil spirits lurking in the forest. Dawn, Tobin and Bismark are friends in the Nocturnal Brigade, and they are on a quest to save the Kingdom. Told in ...more
Dawn, a fox; Tobin, a pangolin; and Bismark, an energetic sugar glider are all friends who have adventures. When there habitat is threatened by severe drought, they make their way to where they think a waterhole should be. Along the way, they run into Cora, a wombat who is severely weakned by hydration. Tobin is rather smitten with Cora, so the group takes her with them. Along the way, they run into all manner of trouble, including ...more
The characters are animals that are not normally thought of: a pangolin, a sugar glider, and a wombat. So naturally if is fun to explore these new animals. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
One of the characters seems to be tri-lingual, and I found that a little disturbing. While the character does speak popular French and Spanish phrases, I think it would have been a better read if it stayed with just one fo ...more
I received this book through a publisher giveaway. Although encouraged, I was under no obligation to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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