Perfect for readers of Dragon Masters.
I am surprised how much action and scenes the author and illustrated managed to fit in such a short read. Awesome.
Kwame is excited to start school and learn his magic type, but it doesn't go as they expected. It doesn't react like other students' magic. Until something happens to his friend and Kwame's magic will be the only one to help. Themes: dealing with a new boarding school, missing home and parents, making new friends, friends having your back, adventure, magic gone bad, friendship, community, African culture, history, and heritage.
I love that there are extras at the end and we'll learn more and more about Africa with this series. Awesome, short adventure.
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From the publisher:
Magic, adventure, and friendship come together in Kwame's Magic Quest, an action-packed, fully illustrated early chapter book series perfect for fans of Dragon Masters!
Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
The day has finally come for eight-year-old Kwame to start Nkonyaa School and learn magic! Kwame is excited to begin magical training with his new friends at school, but he can't access his magic powers! He starts to worry... what if he has no magic at all? Then his friend Fifi starts acting strange. Could an evil magical object be to blame?
With engaging black-and-white artwork on every page, kids won't be able to put down this magical, action-packed adventure!
Thank you publisher for the free copy @scholastic, @booksbybernardkmensah, @natashanayo and @storygramtours #storygramkids