The Nocturns

Kris Calvert
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As sundown approaches and Twilight begins, the animals in the Big Woods known as The Nocturns emerge to work and play in the night. The Nocturns love the darkness and the magical time when the sun goes to sleep and the moon lights the sky. But one Nocturn does not like the night – not one little bit. A young raccoon too smart for his own good, Howard only likes the daylight where he can see things as they really are. But when Howard becomes lost in the darkness he discovers in one night it’s not always what you can see with your eyes that matters – it’s what you know in your heart. 
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K.C. Pottorf is a former copywriter and PR mercenary who began writing after her children grew up. She loves alliteration, pearls and post-it notes. She's married to a composer and lives in Lexington, Kentucky. She's Momma to two kids, now in college - one at the University of Kentucky, and one at New York University -Tisch. She is also responsible for one very needy dog. When she's not writing, she's baking cupcakes. 

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Kris Calvert
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Published on
Dec 9, 2014
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Pages
79
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ISBN
9780991138678
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Nocturnal
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Praise for The Wild Ones:

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