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Fantasy (fiction), 2,622 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 810L, Fiction Series
In the Name of Discovery recounts another adventure for Miguel as he dives into one of the Great Gallardo's books. This time he travels into the story of Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, becoming Professor von Hardwigg's nephew, Harry. He is faced with excitement and adventure as they explore the center of the earth. In the midst of mastodons and prehistoric beasts, Miguel is forced to decide just how far he is willing to go in the name of discovery. Illustrations support the text.
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