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Saving Lucas Biggs
by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague
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2015 Kids Wings Award Book
Texas Bluebonnet Nominee for 2015-2016
Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year

Thirteen-year-old Margaret O'Malley is devastated when the evil Judge Lucas Biggs finds her father guilty of arson and murder and sentences him to death. Margaret is certain that he is innocent but is helpless to prove it. Determined to save him, she resorts to her family's forbidden secret power, the ability to time-travel, in hopes that if she can change the early, hurtful events in the judge's life, she can manipulate the forces that turned him into a cruel and corrupt man. But, can she change the past?

Ignoring her family's strict restrictions, Margaret jumps back into time, meets her friend Josh and tries to transform the events that poisoned Lucas Biggs's character to try to save her father's life.

Will she be able to survive the strict rules of time travel?

Will history allow the two friends to manipulate the events that dictate the future? And even if they can, will it change the deadly verdict that has doomed Margaret's father?

The convoluted tale of time-travel, crime, family desperation, and an evil corporation with no regard for the safety of its employees, transports readers to a time decades earlier where even they face problem-solving challenges.

For classroom connections, Kids Wings Literature Guide and Jeopardy-type interactive game for Saving Lucas Biggs will extend the adventure, hone reading skills, stimulate interaction by having students assume roles of characters, inspire problem-solving, and lay the foundation for positive character development.

In addition, busy teachers love the many pages of authentic multiple-choice, short-answer check-ups as well as connected research, picturing the text and writing prompts connected to real award-winning literature! You can depend on Kids Wings to prepare your students for standardized testing by stimulating, challenging, and stretching their brains instead of lulling them to sleep with boring, mind-numbing drill-and-kill!

Saving Lucas Biggs is a spellbinding story of love providing the push to change the impossible and allow good to once again, triumph over evil.


Research Links for
Saving Lucas Biggs

Author Marisa de los Santos

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You can purchase the 55-page literature guide PLUS 53-slide interactive Jeopardy-type game for Saving Lucas Biggs for immediate download!
Only $19.95!
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The Kids Wings literature guide PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type game, is perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for Saving Lucas Biggs!

This Kids Wings Guide Contains Activities like:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Readers Theater Script
Creating and Using a Dialectical Journal
Map Skills
Become a Character! LIVE the Adventure!
Character Studies
Tracking Figurative Language
5-in-a-Row Vocabulary Logic with Blank 5-in-a-Row Template
Grouped Chapters: Vocabulary, Predict-Read-Confirm
Multiple Choice and Short Answer Chapter Check-ups
Visualizing the Text, Draw Your Answer
Collecting and Using Visuals and Text Evidence
Crossword Puzzle
Logic Puzzles
Research Projects
Recall, Analyze, Discuss, and Write About Events
Crossword Puzzle
A Fallen Letter Puzzle
Character Poems
Poster Templates for Character Analysis During Reading
Answer Pages
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game


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