Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Flight of the Phoenix by R. L. LaFevers
LaFevers, R. L. Flight of the Phoenix, illustrated by Kelly Murphy. 138 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. $16.00. Content – G. Nathaniel is told of his parent’s deaths and is sent to live with a distant relative. He meets Aunt Phil who explains that his family has studied and preserved mythical creatures for generations. Nathaniel’s training starts the next day. He and Aunt Phil fly to Arabia to assist with the death and rebirth of a phoenix. Aunt Phil is taken by hostile Bedouins. Nathaniel must protect the phoenix and save Aunt Phil. This is the first title in the Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist series; recommend this mythical adventure to fans of The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. EL-ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.