Thursday, June 25, 2009
Chantel's Quest for the Enchanted Medallion
To be published September 2009 • Simply Read Books • Ages 8 - 12
Explore the worlds of Imagination, Friendship, Enemies and Hope with Book Two in the fantasy series about Chantel, who must brave evil-doers and muster her courage to defeat an evil power that's killing nature and corrupting minds.
Story: In this second book in the widely praised fantasy series, a mysterious vengeful spirit threatens the Four Lands and twelve-year-old Chantel must recover four ancient relics in order to stop it. Her quest for the second relic, the Enchanted Medallion, takes her into the unforgiving desert, where the Warlord of the South is waiting to capture her. Will Chantel outwit this Warlord, save the Wise One of the South, and fine the elusive Etam Luos, who can reveal the hiding spot of the Medallion? Meanwhile, Chantel’s toughest battle lies within herself, as she discovers a secret ability that tempts her to stray to the side of the evil spirit. Luckily, her old loyal companions, a warrior mouse and a fox bat, as well as some new friends, help her on this daring adventure.
Story behind the story: Picnic Basket readers found much to like in the first book in the series, Chantel's Quest for the Golden Sword, as did their kid readers. Highly recommended by Curriculum Materials magazine, teachers planned on using Book One for prediction activities, to help students examine their worlds -- as well as the world of fiction; the female protagonist was a plus, and they felt it was full of suspense and excitement. Students were lined up to read Chantel's Quest for the Golden Sword -- and those who did need not wait much longer (Sept.) for this next adventure.
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