Fantasy (fiction), 656 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 560L
The Great Ice Beast Egdirf is in pain--something has made it sick. Join the hero of the story as he tries to determine what is wrong with the beast and then heroically removes the cause of the illness. Readers will enjoy the surprise ending to this story and the analogy that is cleverly woven throughout.
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Identify r-controlled /o/ vowel
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