Many Happy Returns
Realistic (fiction) 1,811 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 900L.Jess is very upset. Not only did he lose his pet bird, but he cannot master the technique of throwing a boomerang, and is having difficulty making friends with some kids at school. Many Happy Returns is a realistic fiction book about a boy who is searching for his dove while venting his frustration to an old boomerang-slinger champ. M'Gwump, Jess's Australian grandpa, teaches the young boy a life lesson through his wisdom and hobby of throwing a boomerang. This engaging book encourages students to practice analyzing the plot and identifying similes.
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