Fantasy (fiction), 2,229 words, Level X (Grade 5), Fiction Series, Lexile 670L
Saved by the Stars recounts another adventure for Miguel as he dives into one of The Great Gallardo books. This time he travels into the story of Black Beauty and takes on the role of the horse! He is in a race against time, running through the night to save his mistress's life. When he stumbles, exhausted, and his rider's glasses are broken, he must trust his instincts to find his way home. Illustrations support the text.
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Understand the use of similes
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