Welcome to the Kingdom of Wrenly—a new chapter book series full of fantasy and adventure.
Meet Lucas, the eight year-old prince, and Clara, the daughter of the queen’s seamstress. Lucas is an only child who longs to make friends and go on adventures. Clara knows the kingdom well, so she and Lucas team up and explore the lands of Wrenly!
In The Lost Stone, Lucas and Clara search for Queen Tasha’s missing emerald. On their exciting adventure, they travel to all the main attractions of Wrenly: Primlox (the island of fairies), Burth (the island of trolls), Crestwood (the island of dragons), Hobsgrove (the island of wizards), and the beautiful Mermaid’s Cove. King Caleb has promised to reward the person who finds the precious stone, and Lucas and Clara are determined to search the entire kingdom until they find it!
With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
This first title in the Kingdom of Wrenly series introduces lonely eight-year-old Prince Lucas, who is "bored out of his royal britches" and desperate for a friend. King Caleb prohibits his son from associating with any of the village children except Clara, the daughter of Queen Tasha's dressmaker. When the queen loses her precious emerald pendant, Lucas and Clara set off to find it (with permission, of course). Their search brings them to island kingdoms inhabited by fairies, trolls, and wizards, but yields no pendant until Clara's mermaid friends retrieve it from the sea. The characters the children encounter add spice to the story, and although the characterizations, plot, and language are kept basic, that's to be expected for this age range, and Quinn keeps the action moving at a fast clip over the story's 10 chapters. A large typeface, simple sentences, art on every spread (not seen in finished form by PW), and an overall sense of adventure should please emergent readers. The Scarlet Dragon pubs simultaneously. Ages 5 7. Illustrator's agent: the Bright Agency.