The Lost Stone

9781442496910. ea vol: illus. by Robert McPhillips. 128p. (The Kingdom of Wrenly). S. & S./Little Simon. 2014. pap. $4.99.
Gr 1–3—Eight-year-old Prince Lucas and Clara, the daughter of the queen's seamtress, pair up to explore the Kingdom of Wrenly. In The Lost Stone, the duo encounter fairies, trolls, dragons, and wizards as they hunt for the Queen's missing emerald. In The Scarlet Dragon, Lucas and Clara help care for a sick baby dragon. They travel through dangerous troll territory to find the special berries that will cure the magical creature. Each volume features a large typeface, short chapters, and black-and-white illustrations. Ideal for newly independent readers.
Prince Lucas and his friend Clara search the kingdom for the queen's missing emerald (Stone). When the kingdom's new scarlet dragon falls ill, the duo searches for the rare ingredient that can save him (Dragon). Although they lack much action, the first two books in this new adventure series will appeal to chapter book readers who like fantasy. Black-and-white illustrations enhance the texts. Review covers these Kingdom of Wrenly titles: The Lost Stone and The Scarlet Dragon.

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