Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine, the second book in the
Night Buddies series, has a ton of mischief going on all over the Borough, done by a red
crocodile and causing confusion and hard feelings everywhere.
About the Book:
For young John Degraffenreidt, lying awake at night is no reason to fret when it brings a
bright red crocodile named Crosley out from under his bed. Night Buddies like Crosley
promise a big adventure to any kid not sleepy yet--and tonight is no different! Out of bed,
and into the city, John starts on a very special Program (Night-Buddies-speak for
adventure) with his crocodile friend. Crosley is a unique, wacky character, the only red
crocodile in the world for sure, but look-alikes have started popping up all over town,
committing crimes, causing confusion, and making Crosley crazy at the sight of them.
The imposters must be stopped, and Night Buddies John and Crosley are just the ones to
stop them! Stakeouts and wild chases in a fantastic flying machine, far-out schemes to
snare the imposters with the help of old friends and new ones, and a never-ending supply
of Crusted Crème Fro-Madge frozen yogurt make for one totally super night.
Book 2: 978-0-9847417-2-4
Book 1: 978-0-9847417-1-7
Book 2: February 1, 2013
Book 1: June 1, 2012
The first book in the Night Buddies series, Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake
Scare is available anywhere books are sold.
Juvenile Fiction/Chapter Books for Ages 7 and up.
Places where available for sale:
Amazon.com; BN.com; wherever books are sold.
(Dune Buggy Press titles are distributed by Delphi Distribution and are set up with
wholesalers like Ingram and Baker & Taylor.)
About the Author:
Sands Hetherington, creator of the Night Buddies series of chapter books is delighted to
have published his second title, Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying
Machine. Sands credits his son John for being his principal motivator in creating Night
Buddies. He and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series
during months of bedtime story give-and-take. They collaborated many nights on
escapades starring John and Crosley, until eventually it occurred to Sands why it was that
Crosley was bright red. That was when the first book came together. Now, Sands is
pleased to announce the second title in the series!
Sands raised his son as a single parent from the time John was six. He read to him every
night during those formative years: all of the classic children’s stories from Aesop
through the Grimms, Lewis Carroll, Frank Baum, Tolkien and Dahl, with a lot of Dickens
and Hugo thrown in. When school was out they got in the car and toured Alaska, Canada
and most of the contiguous states. John still gets around. So far he has lived in Germany,
Scotland, Russia, England and Spain.
Dogs have always been a part of the author's life, beginning with Whiskers, a cocker
spaniel. When his wonderful boxer Hube died, he despaired of finding a boxer who could
match him, and instead got a Saint Bernard. He ended up breeding Saints for a number of
years and at this point has had twelve as house pets. Sands says dogs can do you a power
of good, and if you lose one, go out and get another the next day and you will be
surprised at how fast your grief goes away.
Sands is also a Civil War buff. He would like to spend a month of evenings with common
soldiers from both sides to see how they felt about the business. And eccentric generals
like Jackson, Sherman and Forrest, and most of all Lincoln. Because Lincoln never gets
to smile in his pictures.
The author was born in New York City but was transplanted a year later to Greensboro,
North Carolina, where his maternal grandmother lived. He never really left the area and
has a lot of the South in him. His grandmother was a prominent educator and became a
great friend and mentor.
Sands majored in history at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and has an
M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro. He lives in
Greensboro now, and hangs out with his longtime friend Ann and their Saint Bernards
Dudley and Maggie. He likes visiting ancient Mediterranean sites in Turkey and Italy,
and most of all Greece.
You can find out more about Sands Hetherington, Jessica Love and the Night Buddies
series World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/bysdkbv
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Publisher Website: www.dunebuggypress.com
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