The Ominous Eye (The Nocturnals Series #2)

The Ominous Eye (The Nocturnals Series #2)


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After a huge storm sweeps through the valley, the Nocturnal Brigade wakes up to find that their world is in danger. A strange black goo known as the Dark is covering all the plants and animals, and seems to be making them sick. In order to stop the Dark from spreading any further, Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark must travel upstream to its source, and enlist some unlikely allies along the way—Simone the snake and Rusty the blue crab. They'll need all the help they can find to stop this relentless villain.

Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed, and produced for film. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine with her husband, four children, and three pets—none of which are a sugar glider.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944020033
Publisher: Fabled Films Press
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Series: Tracey Hecht's Nocturnals Series , #2
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,040,178
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
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.

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 Ominous Eye (The Nocturnals Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JennyLee17 More than 1 year ago
Hold onto your books and get ready for Tracey Hecht’s second addition to The Nocturnals series! You’ll join the dynamic trio on an epic journey as they hunt for an elusive giant monster roaming the valley! The animal friends recruit a three-eyed psychic tuatara named Polyphema to join their quest. Can she help the friends as they try to save the animals of the valley? Along the way, expect lots of playful dialogue with your favorite sugar glider Bismark and more insight into The Nocturnal Brigade’s fearless leader Dawn! Loyalties and friendships will be tested in this fantastic second book that you won’t be able to put down!
Backyard More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this so much simply because it's different than your typical children's novel with animals. A pangolin and a sugar glider! A tuatara! A kiwi! How cool are those!? The sugar glider was a tad annoying at times, but ultimately it's a cute book with some good lessons about how to properly tackle a problem situation. Specifically, how to not let fear and hate drive your decision making--this resonates with me even more now in the wake of recent current events. Plus, you just can't go wrong with a book about friendship. Kid books are full of that message and it never gets old.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
The Nocturnals: The Ominous Eye, by Tracey Hecht, is a fun, adventurous and very annoying tale. It tells the story of a sugar glider, a fox and pangolin, leaders of The Brigade and defenders of those in need. When something enters their homeland, a threatening beast, it's up to The Brigade to find out what 'it' is... My son and I read this book together. We hadn't heard of The Nocturnals before, so we didn't know of book 1, but it didn't stop us from enjoying the story. The Brigade has (Dawn) who is more like the leader of the trio and the forest, (Tobin) who was empathy and concern, and then the very emotional and ever annoying Bismarck- a sugar glider! OMGoodness was he a mess! We enjoyed the story because it was simple, yet mysterious. The story showed how teamwork gets things done and jealousy can damage friendships. Lastly, it told you that if you ever meet a talking sugar glider, kick it into the next century! Bismarck talked way too much and couldn't decide if he wanted to be French or Italian! He was also very conceited, adds my son, but it all added to the fun of the tale! All in all, the story was a great, but predictable adventure that can be enjoyed be readers of all ages! Check out The Nocturnals: The Ominous Eye while I move on to the next read. Cheers! For the full review: Rating: 5 out of 5 specs *The Doldrums is next. **Novel won through a Shelf Awareness giveaway.
niftynikki719 More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book, my kids could not stop asking for book 2. Now that we've read book 2, they cannot stop asking for book 3! Always a fan of anything that can get my kids this excited about reading.
Eriella72 More than 1 year ago
I read the first book a couple months ago, and absolutely loved it! Luckily, I didn't have to wait long for the charming sequel, which did not disappoint! The Ominous Eye had the same amount of laugh out loud moments paired with deeper themes of friendship and trust. Like last time, my favorite character was the wise and level-headed Dawn the Fox, although it's hard not to find Bismark and his over-the-top affections amusing. In addition, I had no idea what a tuatara was before reading the book - The Ominous Eye definitely made me do my research!
Sparhawk27 More than 1 year ago
I read this book with my 9 year old niece! We laughed as we read the book together and had fun learning about the wacky animal characters--including a pangolin and a tuatara--I know I didn't know what they were either! Her favorite though was Bismark the tongue twisting sugar glider that caused all kinds of mayhem while the group of animals tried to solve the book's mystery. She gave it five stars for the fun factor and I gave it five stars for the writing, cute illustrations and short easy to read before bed chapters!