Caldric Blackwell‘s The Enchanted River Race is an adventure-filled easy reader book / easy chapter book about a team of children who compete against other teams in a race down a magical river.
This easy reader book follows eleven-year-old Amy Lorovia who has been chosen to captain her district’s ship in her village’s annual enchanted river race. Amy thinks the race will be a fun romp down the river with her friends. Amy quickly discovers, however, the race is anything but friendly, and she finds herself facing mystical landscapes, magical obstacles, and cutthroat competition. Written in a simple style, Blackwell’s easy reader book lets the reader follow along with Amy without getting bogged down by complicated language.
With the help of her two best friends, Amy must rise to the occasion or risk continuing her district’s decades-long losing streak. The race is on in this fun easy chapter book, and the reader gets a front row seat. The perfect read for young readers transitioning from picture books to the easy reader book genre.
Reviews of this Easy Chapter Book
“Blackwell does a great job with his first children’s offering, giving it just the right mix of morality, teamwork and adventure.” – City College Times.
“Debut children’s book author Caldric Blackwell’s adventure early chapter book, ‘The Enchanted River Race,’ begins with a bang and rockets forward until it finishes.” – Parakeet Reviews.
“Riddles, imagination and lots of twists and turns make for a very entertaining read for children of almost any age.” – Jenn’s Review Blog.