Brand: Scholastic Inc.

Product Code: 9781338122671

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Brief Description:
Their magical map is leading Tag, Skyla, and Blaze closer and closer to The Shadowlands, Thorn's territory--but now the Ember Stone has fallen into the well-named Lullaby Lake, which is defended by fairies who sing intruders to sleep, and the friends must figure out a way to convince the "nixies" to help them retrieve it before Thorn gets his claws on it.

Brief Description:
Tag and his friends finally come face-to-face with their greatest enemy -- the powerful vulture named Thorn!

Biographical Note:
Katrina Charman was the recipient of the SCBWI British Isles' Margaret Carey scholarship for fiction in 2013, and in 2014 she was one of the winners of the SCBWI's Undiscovered Voices competition. Katrina's first children's book, the early reader I The Ninjabread Man/I, 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.

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Review Quotes:
A Publishers Weekly bestseller!

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

Table of Contents:
TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroductionMapChapter One: To Lullaby Lake!Chapter Two: The Bubbling BogChapter Three: Thorn!Chapter Four: The Lost StoneChapter Five: Sweet DreamsChapter Six: Not Again!Chapter Seven: The LullabyChapter Eight: Attack!Chapter Nine: NovaChapter Ten: Underwater MagicChapter Eleven: The Nixie KingdomChapter Twelve: A Royal WelcomeChapter Thirteen: King NidusChapter Fourteen: The Next Piece

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Tag and his friends finally come face-to-face with their greatest enemy -- the powerful vulture named Thorn!

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!