In The Cooler King, a bullys victim finds inspiration for dealing with his fears in the life of actor Steve McQueen. An online gamer gets pulled into the world of feudal Japan in Ken and the Samurai. Theres more to magic tricks than sleight of hand in The Rabbit Tattoo. In Under the Waterfall, a boy enters a fantasy realm to find his kidnapped brother. A high school football players wishes come true in The Wishstone, but instead of finding happiness, he walks into a living nightmare.
Ken and the Samurai
Ken is obsessed with his Samurai computer game. He is amazed when he suddenly gets pulled into the world of feudal Japan and helps a proud Samurai. Glossary of Japanese terms included.
Reading Levels: Guided Reading Level: O, DRA 34, Spache 3.4, ATOS 4.2, Lexile 590, DRP 49
The Cooler King
Constantly bullied by a bigger classmate, Marty conjures up the image of Steve McQueen to help him deal with his fears. Includes a short biography of Steve McQueen.
Reading Levels: Guided Reading Level: O, DRA 30, Spache 3.5, ATOS 5.2, Lexile 770 , DRP 52
The Rabbit Tattoo
Alexander moves next door to Bags and impresses him with his magic tricks. Bags begins to wonder if there is something more to Alexander's amazing tricks than mere sleight of hand.
Reading Levels:Guided Reading Level: M, DRA 28, Spache 2.9, ATOS 3.7, Lexile 490 , DRP 50
When high school football player Alonzo Sanders receives a gift that makes his wishes come true, his life becomes a living nightmare.
Reading Levels:Guided Reading Level: M, DRA 28, Spache 2.9, ATOS 4.0, Lexile 570, DRP 48
Under the Waterfall
With the help of an ancient woodsman, Matt enters the fantasy realm that exists under the waterfall. He does so in order to find his kidnapped brother Adam before he is eaten by the evil Baron Everill.
Reading Levels:Guided Reading Level: N, DRA 30, Spache 3.0, ATOS 4.2, Lexile 590, DRP 48