Many readers enjoy reading about magical powers and imaginary worlds, but the nature of the fantasy genre sometimes makes for challenging reading. HIP FANTASY novels provide plenty of excitement and enchantment, but at an accessible reading level. Two sets of three books function as trilogies or stand-alone novels: the Skinwalkers inhabit a world of magic and shape-shifting; and the Dragon Speakers fight an evil lord to save the Earth’s last dragons.
INTEREST LEVELS Ages 10-16 (Grades 5-10)
READING LEVELS: Grade 2.8-3.4 LEXILE LEVELS: 450-500
“These slim books pack a lot of action and plot into 110 pages. The short chapters and quick plots will make it easy for reluctant readers to get into the stories…I forgot I was reading a hi-lo book!” (Lawral the Librarian, October 2009).