Awakening on the
damp, cold floor of a black-as-midnight cave, a young man struggles to
free his hands that are bound behind him.
Why is he here? As
his hands break free, he reaches up to touch his eyes. Is he blind? He
fingers a binding that covers his eyes. He hears a voice. Whose voice
is it? It is the deep, gentle voice of someone who sounds as if he is
entertained by what he has found. He will learn that the voice belongs
to a good-natured, wildly creative adventurer from a world in which everything
is new and strange.
With the blindfold
removed, the young man's bright green eyes can see clearly in the darkness,
but he has no memory of who he is, where he came from, or what events
caused him to be bound on the floor of a cavern. He has yet to learn of
his own incredible powers that must be developed through trial. The adventurer
names him Happenstance. So begins an adventure like no other where the
unbelievable is common and the destination is extraordinary.
Recommended for grades
4 and up, Happenstance
Found will take you on a wild ride to a different world where mystery
and adventure are threatened by supernatural forces intent on destroying
Happenstance. The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion,
problem solving, research, writing, skill building, and authentic applications,
all inspired by an exciting fantasy. Teachers who want to feed students'
imaginations will make this book part of their classroom libraries.
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Visualizing the Story Activities,
Writing Rhymes and Poems,
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Recalling and Analyzing the Climax, Chapters 28-30,
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