|By (author):||Charman, Katrina|
|Illustrated By:||Norton, Jeremy|
|Series:||The Last Firehawk|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner|
|Size:||7.64in x 5.27in x 0.25in|
|From The Publisher*||Pick a book. Grow a Reader!|
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
In the third book in this page-turning series, Tag, Skyla, and Blaze journey to the Whispering Oak in search of the next piece of the Ember Stone. There, they find strange creatures called grumblebees. But where is the magical stone? Thorn's dark magic continues to spread. If Tag and his friends don't find all of the pieces soon, Perodia will be destroyed! This action-packed series makes a great introduction to fantasy and quest stories for younger readers. Realistic black-and-white artwork appears on every page!
|From The Publisher*||The Last Firehawk series has it all: an exciting fantasy world, powerful dark magic, and epic animal battles!|
|Review Quote*||Praise for The Last Firehawk #1: The Ember Stone:|
"The first book in this new series brings the animal fantasy genre to early chapter book readers.... The adventure is nonstop, making this an ideal choice for reluctant readers.... Detailed black-and-white illustrations blend well with the text, and will keep kids engaged. VERDICT: A strong beginning to an adventure series for chapter book readers, especially those who are not quite ready for Erin Hunter's 'Warriors' or Kathryn Lasky's 'Guardians of Ga'Hoole.'" -- School Library Journal
"A promising start to a series for fledgling fantasy readers." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Branches books:
"These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections." -- School Library Journal
"A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist
|Biographical Note||Katrina Charman was the recipient of the SCBWI British Islesâ€™ Margaret Carey scholarship for fiction in 2013, and in 2014 she was one of the winners of the SCBWIâ€™s Undiscovered Voices competition. Katrina's first childrenâ€™s book, the early reader The Ninjabread Man, was published with Franklin Watts (UK) in July 2015. The Last Firehawk is her first early chapter book series. Katrina lives in South East England with her husband and three daughters.|
Jeremy Norton is a British illustrator who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. The Last Firehawk is the first early chapter book series he has illustrated. He works digitally, and aims to convey a childlike sense of wonder through his artwork.