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Styx and Scones in the Cracked Crystal

Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 2

Illustrated by Jay Cooper

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About The Book

Witches’ pets Styx and Scones chase down a crystal ball in this second book in the Styx and Scones Level 2 Ready-to-Read Graphics series!

Styx the cat and Scones the dog live with two friendly witches. When the witches are out, the pets play fetch with their crystal ball. Then it cracks, sprouts legs, and runs off! Can they catch it before the witches get home?

Ready-to-Read Graphics books give readers the perfect introduction to the graphic novel format with easy-to-follow panels, speech bubbles with accessible vocabulary, and sequential storytelling that is spot-on for beginning readers. There’s even a how-to guide for reading graphic novels at the beginning of each book.

About The Author

Photograph (c) Guzman

Jay Cooper has worked as a creative director and designer of magazines, books, and apparel. However, nothing makes him happier than creating and illustrating stories for kids. He lives with his wife and children in Maplewood, New Jersey. 

About The Illustrator

Jay Cooper has a MS in nutrition and is the director of the diet program for the world-renowned Green Valley Health Spa in Green Valley, Utah. Since 1979, Cooper has been professionally involved in wellness and weight loss programs. He is a marathon runner, a tri-athlete, a former body builder, and a cancer survivor who was given only months to live in 1990. The Body Code is his first book.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (August 29, 2023)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665935395
  • Grades: K - 2
  • Ages: 5 - 7
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ L These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Raves and Reviews

The second book in the Styx and Scones series is another fun adventure where the cat and dog duo are warned about messing with magic but do it anyway. . . . Cooper's antic cartoon panels starring an odd-couple cat and dog keep the pages swiftly turning. A how-to guide in the opening pages helps kids unfamiliar with reading comics grasp the conventions. A strong choice for kids who like Andy Runton's Owly series.

– Booklist, 11/01/23

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