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DESTINY, VALOR, AND A LIZARD NAMED LOUIE

Author: Michael Ambrosio

Illustrator: Bob Langan

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Publisher: Lionex Publishing, 2003

Material: paperback

Summary: Komo the giant lizard and General Cramstack and his Chameleon army have attacked King Scelo and his blue-bellied lizards. King Scelo, can see his fate, so he sends Talis, his military commander, to the castle. Talis must find Louie, his son and future king, and hide him from the Chameleons. Will the Chameleons find him? Will Louie be able to restore the kingdom for the blue-bellied lizards? In this life and death struggle, who can he trust? This is a chapter book fantasy adventure, with study guide included.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, independent reading

Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 12; read yourself: 10 and up

Interest Level: 9 to 12

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!½

Adult Reader Reaction: The story is crafted to appeal to pre-teens. The author has hit the target with an intriguing narrative and impressive illustrations. The reader is treated to an exciting story, meets some interesting characters, and is presented with some challenging issues.

Pros: This is an adventure story that the intended audience will enjoy. It is an excellent reading resource tool that enables the teacher/parent to help the reader develop vocabulary and improve reading comprehension.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a book that will be read and re-read many times.

If You Liked This Book, Try: HEIR OF THE FORGOTTEN REALM   TALES OF THE TOKOLOSHE   THE PORTLY PRINCESS OF THYNNELAND

Educational Themes: The educational value of this book is that it provides the reader with an engaging story, attractive and appropriate illustrations, and tools that teachers or parents can use to expand reading vocabulary and comprehension.

Literary Categories: Fiction - fantasy, adventure, animal characters, middle grade, dinosaurs

Date(s) Reviewed: January 2008

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