by Linda Walker
The Nocturnal Brigade returns:
Dawn is a poised fox ever on the alert for whatever may threaten the valley. She is the leader of the Nocturnal Brigade.
Bismarck is the sugar glider, bold and brash, who likes to sprinkle his vocabulary with foreign phrases. Bismarck just adores Dawn.
Tobin is the scaly pangolin with a huge appetite for tasty treats especially termites. Tobin is a trusted and loyal friend.
BOOM!!!!the earth shakes, a violent jolt. The wind whips up ashy gray smoke. A rotting smell creeps into the fresh air. The valley animals are frightened and with good reason. A beast is on the loose. But who and where is this illusive creature? Enter the Nocturnal Brigade to investigate this catastrophic mystery.
On their search they meet a stranger, Polyphema. She convinces the valley animals that there is an angry monster roaming their land. To be safe from the creature a certain group, the birds, must LEAVE! Dawn is suspicious. Why would Polyphema single out just the birds? How would banishing winged animals keep all the others safe? Why were the valley animals listening and following Polyphema’s demands?
Follow the Nocturnal Brigade on another exciting adventure filled with mystery and humor. Make sure to read the first book, The Mysterious Abductions and follow the Nocturnals at www.nocturnalsworld.com
The short chapters, fast-paced action and interesting animal facts will appeal to middle grade readers and keep them turning pages and wanting more!
Linda Walker was a teacher for 33 years with experience in several grade levels including teaching children with diverse learning abilities. She is a 2005 Fellow of the National Writing Project. For many summers Linda has facilitated writing specialty courses for the PAWLP Young Writers and Readers Program.