Thursday, December 10, 2009
Flight of the Phoenix
I read Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist: Flight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers a month or two ago. What a fun book!
We've all read books where a recently orphaned child suddenly has to deal with new situations and obstacles, usually without adult guidance. But don't be too quick to think "oh how cliched." This book has some interesting twists - like the newly discovered aunt (great-aunt?) who is a beastologist, her talking pet dodo and the adventure upon which they embark almost immediately. The pair needs to go help a phoenix rise from the ashes just after it dies. Yes, a phoenix. As I said (or meant to say), this is not the typical adventure of a newly (possibly) orphaned child.
The book has enough "meat" to it to appeal to fourth and fifth graders, but is only 137 pages. What a deal, what a deal!!!