Cover image for The whispering oak / by Katrina Charman ; illustrated by Jeremy Norton.
The whispering oak / by Katrina Charman ; illustrated by Jeremy Norton.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Branches/Scholastic Inc., [2018]

Physical Description:
88 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
General Note:
The last firehawk ;

Tag the owl, Skyla the squirrel, and Blaze the young firehawk continue their hazardous journey to find and reunite the pieces of the Ember Stone, the only power which can defeat the evil vulture Thorn, and save Perodia.
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1 Bob Harkins Branch CHA Paperback Junior 'I Can Read'
2 Bob Harkins Branch CHA Paperback Junior 'I Can Read'
1 Nechako Branch CHA Paperback Junior 'I Can Read'

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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In the third book in this page-turning series, Tag, Skyla, and Blaze journey to the Whispering Oak in search of the next piece of the Ember Stone. There, they find strange creatures called grumblebees. But where is the magical stone? Thorn's dark magic continues to spread. If Tag and his friends don't find all of the pieces soon, Perodia will be destroyed! This action-packed series makes a great introduction to fantasy and quest stories for younger readers. Realistic black-and-white artwork appears on every page!

Author Notes

Katrina Charman was the recipient of the SCBWI British Islesâe(tm) Margaret Carey scholarship for fiction in 2013, and in 2014 she was one of the winners of the SCBWIâe(tm)s Undiscovered Voices competition. Katrina's first childrenâe(tm)s book, the early reader The Ninjabread Man , was published with Franklin Watts (UK) in July 2015. The Last Firehawk is her first early chapter book series. Katrina lives in South East England with her husband and three daughters.

Jeremy Norton is a British illustrator who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. The Last Firehawk is the first early chapter book series he has illustrated. He works digitally, and aims to convey a childlike sense of wonder through his artwork.

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