Flight of the Phoenix

Flight of the Phoenix

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Nathaniel Fludd’s life has taken a turn for the worst. With his parents lost at sea, he lands on the doorstep of a distant cousin—the world’s last remaining beastologist. Soon Nate is whisked off on his first expedition, to Arabia, where the world’s only phoenix prepares to lay its new egg. When disaster strikes, Nate quickly finds himself all alone.
       Will he be able to see the phoenix safely hatched, keep his accidental pet gremlin out of trouble, and rescue his guardian from the Bedouin? If he fails, nothing will stand between the world’s mythical creatures and extinction.
Too bad Nate’s not the sort of boy who enjoys adventure . . .yet.

Baker & Taylor
In 1928, when timid ten-year-old Nate learns that his parents have been lost at sea, he joins his father's cousin on a flight to Arabia where they must oversee the death and rebirth of the phoenix, thus beginning his training as a "beastologist."

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009
ISBN: 9780547408453
Branch Call Number: J FICTION LAFEV...R
Characteristics: 137 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations ; 21 cm
Notes: Maps printed on endpapers


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When his parents are lost at sea, Nathaniel Fludd is sent to live with his aunt Phil – to begin his training in Mapmaking and Beastology. First in a series.

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Nov 29, 2013

A chapter book series I can wholeheartedly recommend to folks who say "We finished and loved Magic Tree House. What next?" Like Magic Tree House, it involves travel, missions, and adventure; the reading is a little bit more challenging, but not too much (perfect for kids who have finished MTH); and there's a friendly ratio of illustrations to text.

natalie_g Oct 01, 2013

Great book of self-discovery for young readers. Nathaniel Fludd is an orphan who discovers a mysterious aunt his families tradition of becoming beastologists. Each book in the series focus on a different beast (phoenix, unicorn, dragons). And each book gets you closer to the truth about the Fludd family and Nathaniel's parents' disappearance.

blueegg Sep 17, 2013

My third grade boy loves the series.

m2 May 13, 2011

Fun, easy little book great for kids ready to graduate from Magic Tree House. Especially interesting because it is set in 1928. An introduction to interesting mythological beasts.

LocketLibrarian Apr 27, 2011

What a fun story! Nate, a presumed orphan, is shipped off to an aunt he didn't know about, who takes him on a wild adventure to find a phoenix.


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Jul 25, 2014

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Jan 27, 2013

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LocketLibrarian Apr 27, 2011

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


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Jul 25, 2014

The year is 1928, the setting England, and Nate’s wayward parents have just been reported lost at sea. Nate is sent that very day to his Aunt Phil’s house in Batting-at-the-Flies, but not for long . . . The morning after he arrives at the renowned beastologist’s doorstep, she whisks him away to the Arabian desert to witness a phoenix lay an egg!


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