The Hidden Kingdom (The Nocturnals Series #4)

The Hidden Kingdom (The Nocturnals Series #4)


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ISBN-13: 9781944020118
Publisher: Fabled Films Press
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Series: Tracey Hecht's Nocturnals Series , #4
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 349,758
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed and produced for film. She splits her time between Oquossoc, Maine and New York City.

Sarah Fieber is a Senior Writer at Fabled Films Press. She pursued her lifelong passion for writing at Yale, and has her Masters of Professional Writing from USC, and MFA from NYU. She has published several short stories and is currently working on a young adult series. She lives in Greenwich Village, New York.

Kate Liebman is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She graduated from Yale University, contributes to the Brooklyn Rail, and has shown her work at multiple galleries. She grew up in Santa Monica, California.

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The Hidden Kingdom (The Nocturnals Series #4) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My children love animals and this is just the series that allows them to learn about new ones! This time the Brigade faces an unseen foe that is draining the forest's water and causing panic. As we learn more about pangolins, sugar gliders, and red foxes- the main trio of the Nocturnal Brigade; we also unveil the creatures often forgotten. The use of unique animals is what originally drew us into the series, but we've stayed because the plots are so much fun. For Spring Break, the publishing company - I think it's Fabled Films(?) - put out a packet of materials that worked alongside the series. We used word games, made songs, created masks of my children's favorite characters, and even completed a science project. I cannot recommend this series enough. My children view reading differently than they used to - they find it fun. They are finally able to truly visualize, understand, and empathize with the characters- probably in part because of the engaging activities surrounding the novel. Overall, each book in The Nocturnals series has held its own and The Hidden Kingdom is no different. Start this series, or just begin from here, I am sure your kids will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the first three novels in the series, my children could not wait to see what The Hidden Kingdom had in store. We read the novel out loud as a family, everyone participated, and it was easy to do so- the animals in this novel are so lively! What I liked most about this book was that it went beyond the easy 'teamwork and friendship' narrative that most middle grade novels default to. Although the Brigade surely demonstrated the difficulties and benefits of both teamwork and friendship, Hecht addresses tougher issues. SPOILER- the villains in this novel are bad because they feel excluded. Getting to the root of bullying and deciphering how to handle those who bully can be difficult to talk about with your kids. Yet, Hecht supplies a narrative that is tailored to your child's imagination and crafts an understanding of these topics. It has started an important dialogue between my kids and me about the harder parts of growing up. All around, this series is a win for the family and we can't wait to see what's next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hidden Kingdom is the fourth book in The Nocturnals’ series. I got it for my nephew because he loves animals (and especially lizards) without realizing it was a series, but he didn’t have any trouble understanding what was going on. The book is very cute, with funny characters, an interesting plot, and lots of lessons about teamwork. He liked all the different animals in the books, and I enjoyed learning about them, too. I had no idea what a pangolin was! We’ll definitely be returning for the other books.
Sparhawk27 More than 1 year ago
I had a great time reading The Hidden Kingdom with my niece. We have read the whole series together and with each new book, we learn more about wacky animals and have fun researching them online. ( Pangolin anyone?) In this adventure, the animals in the valley start to hear strange voices, trip on the crumbling ground beneath them and their water disappears! The Nocturnal Brigade—Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark—assume the forest is under an evil spell. SPOILER ALERT: It's a group of veiled creatures—a chameleon, stick bugs, leaf bugs, and other assorted camouflaged insects—that are causing the problems because they want the valley’s recognition for their hard work in preventing a drought. Yep--another lesson learned with The Nocturnal Brigade! And one my niece and I can talk about without being too serious. Two thumbs up here!