Fantasy/magic themed fiction book, similar in complexity and reading level to the Magic Tree House books. This is the first in a series. About a 2nd grade indpendent reading level. If your child likes this first book and wnats more, they will love the series.
This is what is considered a 'formula' series book, the same characters going through the same type plot over and over in each book. Young kids love this type of format sometimes, if they love the characters they enjoy the series until they get bored with it or run out of books in the series.
Our family uses this NOT as a read-aloud but as reading practice for my son's indepdendent reading practice. This type of book has a purpose to serve and children can enjoy it while they do their practice reading.
A Hidden Door, A Magical Staircase, Discover the World of Droon!!
Eric, Julie, and Neal have just found something majic in Eric's basement. They have discovered a staircase to another world! The world of Droon is amazing--full of majic, flying lizards, and fun, furry creatures. But how will Erc, Julie and Neal find their way home? Maybe their new friend, Princess Keeah, can help.
Eric, Julie, and Neal have just found something magic in Eric's basement. They have discovered a staircase to another world! The world of Droon is amazing - full of magic, flying lizards, and fun, furry creatures. But how will Eric, Julie, and Neal find their way home? Maybe their new friend, Princess Keeah, can help.
When Neal and Julie agree to help Eric straighten up his basement, they never imagine that they're in for more than getting a little dusty. But as the three kids follow a soccer ball into the small room under the basement stairs, the floor suddenly evaporates to reveal a rainbow staircase to another world!
Before they have a chance to look around, they are caught in the midst of a battle. Shiny red men riding giant lizards are shooting arrows straight at them. They are saved by Princess Keeah of Droon who tells them the red men are warriors for the evil Lord Sparr. She promises to help them get home if they will carry a message for her.
The message is delivered successfully but the brave Keeah has been captured by Lord Sparr. Equipped with a cape of invisibility, a six legged camel/horse, and a talkative spider-troll named Max, the three children manage to sneak in and rescue Keeah.
Astride a magic carpet, Julie, Eric, Neal, and Keeah fly to the stairs that will take the three "Upper World" children back home. The kids are astonished to discover that no time has passed back in their own world. But even as they marvel at their adventure, they realize that Princess Keeah has left them a secret message: Your dreams will tell you to return!