Flight of the Phoenix by R. L. LaFevers

By R. L. LaFevers

Nathaniel Fludd’s existence has taken a flip for the worst. together with his mom and dad misplaced at sea, he lands at the doorstep of a far off cousin—the world’s final last beastologist. quickly Nate is whisked off on his first excursion, to Arabia, the place the world’s simply phoenix prepares to put its new egg. while catastrophe moves, Nate speedy reveals himself on their lonesome.
       Will he be ready to see the phoenix adequately hatched, continue his unintentional puppy gremlin out of difficulty, and rescue his parent from the Bedouin? If he fails, not anything will stand among the world’s legendary creatures and extinction.
Too undesirable Nate’s now not this type of boy who enjoys experience . . .yet.

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I slept in my clothes because I don't have any pajamas. " Still trying to clear the sleep from his brain, Nate looked at her in puzzlement. " Nate shook his head. He was certain the dodo hadn't mentioned anything of the sort. " Aunt Phil shook her head in exasperation. "Well, we must hurry. " It finally dawned on Nate. " Aunt Phil's face softened. "But of course. What did you think I'd do? " Nate began fiddling with the edge of the blanket. "Oh dear. " Aunt Phil sat down on the bed next to him.

The sheets felt colder than normal, the blanket thinner. He huddled under the covers and missed his own bed. He missed the bedtime stories Miss Lumpton read to him, even if they were a bit boring. Unable to sleep, he got up and fetched his sketchbook and pencil. He crawled back under the covers and propped himself up on the pillows. He chewed the end of the pencil, trying to remember what his parents looked like. By the time he fell asleep, all he'd been able to draw was his father's mustache and the small beauty mark on his mother's chin.

Nate had to take giant steps to keep up. The train station was only two blocks away, but Nate was out of breath by the time they got there. " the conductor called out. " The lawyer thrust the suitcase at Nate and shoved a ticket into his hand. "Hurry, boy! " His voice was gruff and impatient. Nate wondered if the lawyer would get a Tidy Sum for getting him on the train. Once he was onboard, Nate hurried to the window to wave goodbye, but the lawyer had already left. Chapter Two THE TRAIN DIDN'T ARRIVE IN BATTING-AT-THE-FLIES until late afternoon.

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