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The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions by Tracey Hecht is in stores beginning April 19, 2016! It’s geared for kids age 7 to 12.


About the Book

“We can be bold in adventure-“

“We can be brave in challenge-“

“We can be friends.”

The Nocturnals features three unlikely friends: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint sized sugar glider.  The stories all play out in their nighttime world with teamwork, friendship and humor in every adventure.

In The Mysterious Abductions, the animals form a brigade of the night after a random encounter with a blood-thirsty snake, and just in time because something is threatening their night realm. Animals are disappearing without a trace. Together with the help of a wombat, a band of coyotes and many others, Dawn, Tobin and Bismark journey to the depths of the earth in a wacky, high stakes game that will determine all of their survival.


About the Characters

Tobin the Pangolin

Tobin is a sweet, bumbling pangolin with a big appetite and a bigger heart. His short-legged, anteater-like body is covered in a tough layer of scales that fit together like the petals of an artichoke. When scared, which happens rather often, he releases a defensive odor from the scent glands on his rear end.  His unconditional love for Bismark and Dawn is always enough to override his fear of the unknown, and he is fiercely loyal to his friends and the mission of helping others.

Bismark the Sugar Glider

Bismark is a self-centered romantic with an unrequited love for Dawn. As a sugar glider he is capable of using his arm flaps to glide through the forests, though not of true flight. He takes great pride in his many talents, including his fondness for inserting foreign phrases into conversations, and maintains that sugar gliders are a superior species. His grandiose opinion of himself is in no way compensation for his, eh-hem, rather diminutive size.

Dawn the Fox

Dawn is the fearless leader of the Nocturnal Brigade. With her wits, strength, and poise, she serves as the anchor to her more excitable companions. Her past is a painful subject, and she keeps her emotions under a lid—though this does not keep her from enjoying herself from time to time.  Dawn will usually try and resolve conflicts with a stern look or common sense, but when push comes to shove, she will lead the attack.


About the Creative Team

Tracey Hecht, founder of Fabled Films, is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed and produced for film. Tracey has launched several start-ups including DoughNet, an online company promoting savings and social responsibility for kids. Fabled Films brings together her passions and interests: writing, creativity, teamwork, and entrepreneurship. When she isn’t writing and managing a business, she can be found hiking, reading or spending time with her family. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine with her husband, four children and three pets—none of which are a sugar glider.

Kate Liebman is an artist who graduated from Yale University, contributes to the Brooklyn Rail, and has shown her work at multiple galleries. This is her first children’s book.

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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