Brand: Scholastic Inc.

Product Code: 9781338122510

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Brief Description:
Tag the owl, Skyla the squirrel, and Blaze the newly hatched firehawk, journey north to the Crystal Caverns searching for the next piece of the magical Ember Stone--but the evil vulture Thorn is also after the stone, and his ice leopards are close behind the heroes.

Brief Description:
An exciting fantasy world, powerful dark magic, epic animal battles: The Last Firehawk series has it all!

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.

Jacket Description/Back:
Tag, Skyla, and Blaze are headed to the Crystal Caverns in search of the next piece of the magical Ember Stone. But Thorn and his dark magic, The Shadow, are quickly spreading across Perodia. Thorn wants the powerful stone--and he wants the last firehawk, too! The friends will have to battle Thorn's spies to reach the stone. Will they find it in time?

Review Quotes:
A Publishers Weekly bestselling series!

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

Table of Contents:
TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroductionMapChapter One: To the NorthChapter Two: The Jagged MountainsChapter Three: The Crystal CavernsChapter Four: Surprise!Chapter Five: Into the MazeChapter Six: The Lost SealChapter Seven: The Hidden CaveChapter Eight: Fire Power!Chapter Nine: The Ember StoneChapter Ten: It's a Trap!Chapter Eleven: Time for BattleChapter Twelve: No Way OutChapter Thirteen: EscapeChapter Fourteen: Blaze Saves the Day

Publisher Marketing:
Tag, Skyla, and Blaze travel to the Crystal Caverns to find the next piece of the Ember Stone in this fast-paced fantasy adventure!

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 second book in this page-turning series, Tag, Skyla, and Blaze journey to the Crystal Caverns. They are searching for a piece of the magical Ember Stone. But they do not know exactly where it is, and they are not the only ones searching for it . . . The powerful vulture Thorn is also after the stone -- and after Blaze! Thorn's dark magic is quickly spreading across Perodia, so the friends must move fast to reach the stone! This action-packed series makes a great introduction to fantasy and quest stories for newly independent readers. Realistic black-and-white artwork appears on every page!

Review Citations:
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 pg. 55 (EAN 9781338122510, Paperback)
  • Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2017 (EAN 9781338122527, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 pg. 55 (EAN 9781338122527, Library Binding)