Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist (Book #2): The Basilisk's Lair

by R. L. LaFevers

Other authorsKelly Murphy (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2010

Status

Available

Local notes

Fic LaF

Barcode

307

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Genres

Publication

HMH Books for Young Readers (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 150 pages. $15.00.

Description

The continuing adventures of beastologist-in-training, Nathaniel Fludd, as he accompanies his intrepid Aunt Phil on a dangerous mission across West Africa to find a deadly basilisk that is missing and begins to find clues relating to the mysterious disappearance of his parents.

Language

Physical description

150 p.; 7.88 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member krau0098
This is the second book in the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series. Overall I enjoyed it, although it is a pretty short book meant for younger readers.

Right on the heels of his first adventure with the Phoenix, Nathaniel is spirited away by his Aunt to help capture a Basilisk that has gone
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astray.

This book is very short, would probably take an adult 20-30 minutes to read, but is very readable and enjoyable. There are nice pictures throughout so children just starting chapter books would be a good fit.

The pace is fast and the action non-stop. The mythology behind all the different beasties is interesting. I love reading about mythical creatures so this book was right up my alley. Children who like reading about adventure, travel, or magical creatures should get into this book. It is an easy read and entertaining. I look forward to the next book in the series.
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LibraryThing member prkcs
The continuing adventures of beastologist-in-training, Nathaniel Fludd, as he accompanies his intrepid Aunt Phil on a dangerous mission across West Africa to find a deadly basilisk that is missing and begins to find clues relating to the mysterious disappearance of his parents.
LibraryThing member GRgenius
What can I say....I read this throughout the course of a day! Why? Because...it's just THAT good! Fell in love with the series after reading book one....book two was a definite joy to read as I stepped back into the world of Nathaniel Fludd and his newly found beastologist duties. Recommended read
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for all ages....young or young at heart, the magic will sweep you away....Happy reading!
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LibraryThing member jessicaschmidt917
Coming from a long, genealogical line of beastologists (whose mission it is to save mythical creatures, not kill them) young Nathaniel sets out alongside his Aunt Phil to return the escaped "king of serpents" to its cave in the cliffs near the Niger River. Nathaniel watches his aunt in awe as she
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wheels and deals Indiana Jones-style to get them onto a mail plane and then on a small canoe up the river, and then speaks to the Dolan of the village near the caves. But Aunt Phil needs his help, too, to navigate the furrows over the desert, draw a map of the basilisk's path across the land, and to save her when their basilisk mission goes awry. Nathaniel often feels embarrassed or scared, since this is only his second mission, and readers will identify with his emotions about trying something new. Short chapters and sentences, broken up with black and white drawings every 3-4 pages, will help emerging readers stay on track. A few passages refer unclearly to the events in the first book, so this may be a series that should be read in order. Younger Harry Potter fans will love this series. Recommended for grades 2-5.
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LibraryThing member edutechteacher
Book 2, a great series! I am reading with my 7 year old and we can't put it down.

Lexile

680L

Pages

150

Rating

½ (22 ratings; 3.8)
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