"Nathaniel Fludd, BEASTOLOGIST" is a series for young readers written by R.L. LaFevers (the author of "Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos", "Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris", Lowthar's Blade Series...), and illustrated by Kelly Murphy ("Masterpiece", "Fiona's Luck", "The Boll Weevil Ball" and more).
It chronicles the adventures of young Nathaniel "Nate" Fludd, a beastologist in training who travels the world in search of mythical beasts, with his mentor Aunt Phil and pet gremlin Greasle.
From London to Bamako, from Beddegelert to Broceliande, join Nate on his quests to rescue the world's last Phoenix, the deadly Basilisk, Wyverns and many more!
Reviewers of the series have said:
"The story is packed with adventure and mythological creatures. Children who love fantasy, myth, exotic settings, and even a little dose of history will relate to Nate as he discovers his inner hero and carries on the Fludd family tradition. The characters are strongly developed and the period illustrations done in line, including some of Nate's own sketches, enhance the tale. A quick and enriching read that will appeal to a wide variety of children." -Jane Cronkhite, San Jose Public Library, CA for School Library Journal
"... this American author has crafted an exciting tale. Straightforward sentences, chronological narrative, short chapters and Murphy's plentiful black-and-white illustrations make this appropriate for middle-grade readers looking for a series to grow with." -Kirkus Reviews
"LaFevers (the Theodosia books) gets the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series off to a sprightly start with this wry story introducing a 10-year-old orphaned when his parents' airship crashes in the North Pole in 1928 ... this quick-paced adventure ... should entice kids to return for Nate's next escapade." -Publishers Weekly