Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read series, Puffin Easy-to-Read is divided into reading levels. Level 1 uses sentences with clear and simple words and illustrations that help the reader understand the story line. Level 2 is the springboard for emerging readers: the stories use longer sentences, yet maintain a vocabulary easy enough for the child to feel comfortable on his or her own. Level 3 offers more challenging sentences and longer stories. Grade 2 - Grade 4.Starring in the school play means hard work, and being left in charge means keeping the class under control, but - uh-oh! - Fox thinks there's nothing to it. But will Fox retreat? Never!
Edward Marshall is the writer of Fox at School, Fox and His Friends, Fox on Wheels, Fox All Week, Fox in Love, and many other children’s titles.?James Marshall was born in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up 16 miles outside of the town on the family farm. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in history and French. He is best known for his series on the mischievous exploits of Fox, a debonair, lazy showoff; the uproarious adventures of the two Cut-Ups, Spud and Joe; George and Martha; and the misadventures of the Stupid family. In 1989 he won a Caldecott Honor for Golidlocks and the Three Bears. He died in 1992.