|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 / Chapter Books|
|Size:||7.93in x 5.74in x 0.75in|
|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 fourth book in this fast-paced series, Tag, Skyla, and Blaze continue their journey in search of the next piece of the Ember Stone. The magical map leads them across the poisonous Bubbling Bog, all the way to the fairy-filled Lullaby Lake. As they travel east though, the friends are also moving closer and closer to Thorn's dark territory. What will happen when Tag finally comes face-to-face with his enemy? This action-packed series makes a great introduction to fantasy and quest stories for younger readers. Jeremy Norton's realistic black-and-white artwork appears on every page!
|From The Publisher*||Tag and his friends finally come face-to-face with their greatest enemy -- the powerful vulture named Thorn!|
|Review Quote*||Praise for The Ember Stone (The Last Firehawk #1):|
"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.