Lullaby Lake: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #4)
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!
In the fourth book in this fast-paced series, Tag, Skyla, and Blaze continue their journey in search of the next piece of the Ember Stone. The magical map leads them across the poisonous Bubbling Bog, all the way to the fairy-filled Lullaby Lake. As they travel east though, the friends are also moving closer and closer to Thorn's dark territory. What will happen when Tag finally comes face-to-face with his enemy? This action-packed series makes a great introduction to fantasy and quest stories for younger readers. Jeremy Norton's realistic black-and-white artwork appears on every page!
Their search leads them to Lullaby Lake where they're confronted by Thorn and wind up losing their piece of the Ember Stone as it falls into the water. Every time they try to retrieve it, Tag, Skyla, and Blaze all fall asleep for some unknown reason. They soon learn that someone's protecting the lake.
Tag, Skyla, and Blaze all work together and each of them have their own role to play in their adventure. I love the teamwork, courage, and friendship that they display. This chapter book was full of fantasy and adventure and I look forward to the next one! This is perfect for early readers.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this book to children aged six and up who enjoy animals, adventure, and fantasy. I even liked it as an adult.