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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Tag and Skyla have returned to Perodia to begin their warrior training. But when their friend Blaze returns with troubling news that her mother has gone missing, Tag and Skyla’s warrior skills are quickly put to the test. To find Blaze’s mother, the friends must travel to a creepy world below the ground called The Underland. There, they meet a terrible new enemy: a king rat named Skull, who has his own big plans for Perodia! Will the friends be able to defeat this new enemy? Or will The Shadow return to Perodia once again…
This fully illustrated series makes a great introduction to fantasy and quest stories for younger readers!
A Publishers Weekly bestselling series!
Praise for The Crystal Caverns (The Last Firehawk #2):
"The myriad black-and-white images and easy-to-read text make this an apt read for those making the transition from early readers to longer books. The book includes reading comprehension questions and activities to help readers immerse themselves in Tag's world. A nifty addition to the series." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Ember Stone (The Last Firehawk #1):
"The first book in this new series brings the animal fantasy genre to early chapter book readers... The adventure is nonstop, making this an ideal choice for reluctant readers. VERDICT: A strong beginning to an adventure series for chapter book readers, especially those who are not quite ready for Erin Hunter's 'Warriors' or Kathryn Lasky's 'Guardians of Ga'Hoole.'" -- School Library Journal
"A promising start to a series for fledgling fantasy readers." -- Kirkus Reviews