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Fantasy (fiction), 1,104 words, Level P (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 550L
In Tommy and the Great Wall, Tommy and his friends are transported to present-day China to visit the Great Wall. When they arrived they expected to be amidst hundreds of tourists viewing the 7,200 kilometer wall. However, they find themselves in the middle of hundreds of soldiers carrying weapons and long ladders. Once they realized they were in the middle of a movie set, their fear subsided as they joined in the movie-making efforts. Illustrations support the text.