The Garden TrollBook - 2015
Theme: Magic & family Jenny does not like her new stepmother. She doesn't like their new house either. And she's always getting into trouble. She hates it when her stepmom bosses her around. So she makes a wish to the garden troll in the back garden. She wants her stepmom to get in trouble too. Soon there are a lot of mishaps. A freezer is turned off. The trash cans get dumped in the front yard. Is it the troll's doing? How can Jenny take back her wish before something really bad happens? This series of short novels was designed to engage a broad spectrum of struggling readers. No longer will upper-elementary students have to read material junior to their maturity and interests. Characters are age appropriate and come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Science ficion, sports, paranormal, realistic life, historical fiction, and fantasy are just a few of the many genres. Books are no higher than a 1.5 reading level, with illustrations on every spread that support visual literacy and draw kids into the text. Each book is around 70 pages.
Publisher: [Costa Mesa, California] : Saddleback Educational Publishing, ©2015.
Characteristics: 68 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm