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The Nocturnals

The Mysterious Abductions

Tracey Hecht, Kate Liebman (Illustrator)


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Paperback (4/4/2017)


"The books celebrate the very meaningful idea of friendship."--Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

In the critically acclaimed middle grade chapter book series The Nocturnals, we meet three unlikely friends--Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a pint-sized sugar glider. Discover the friendships, teamwork, and humor as the Nocturnal Brigade solves the unpredictable mysteries of the night.

Download the series's complimentary printable online activities at animal mask crafts, bingo, word games, discussion questions, and Common Core Language Arts and Next Generation Science educator guides. Now an AR Quiz
Bonus full color illustrations at the start of each chapter (Ages 8-10)

In the first book, The Mysterious Abductions, animals are disappearing without a trace--and it's up to Dawn, Tobin and Bismark to find out why. With the help of a gentle wombat, a jittery jerboa, a band of coyotes, and some kooky bats, the Nocturnal Brigade journeys to the depths of the earth where they find themselves in a wacky, high stakes game that will determine all of their survival

The adventure continues in The Ominous Eye, the second book of The Nocturnals series by Tracey Hecht. Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark investigate a sudden jolt in the earth and meet an unfamiliar reptile, a tuatara, who claims a beast is at hand. But can the tuatara be trusted? The Nocturnals band together with an array of forest animals to uncover the truth

Fabled Films Press, 9781944020002, 232pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2016

About the Author

Tracey Hecht has written, directed, and produced for film. The American Booksellers Association chose the first book in her critically acclaimed middle grade series, The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions, as a Kids' Indie Next List pick. This year, her Grow & Read early reader book, The Chestnut Challenge, was given a Mom's Choice Gold Award. In partnership with the New York Public Library, Tracey created a Read Aloud Writing Program that she has since conducted--both in person and virtually--in over 100 schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband, four children, and dog, Penny.