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(Image) Ginny

Ginny                                                               15% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader

Hello! I'm Ginny! Chris, Carla, and I are best friends and make up an unbeatable trio! Our parents have pointed out that once we've made up our minds about something, nothing can stop us.  We always have big plans for the future. After all, kids like us are the future!

(Image) Carla

Carla                                                16% of story
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader

Hi! My name is Carla, and I'm in Chris' class at school. I live just down the street from his family and we've known each other for ... well, forever! We are so lucky to have the same friends we have grown up with all our lives. Nothing beats growing up in a town like Batsford!

(Image) Mrs. Overton

Mrs. Overton                                                             10% of story
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader

Hi there, I'm Mrs. Overton—that's right, Carla's mom. I love the town of Batsford. My parents were born here, and so was my husband and even his family, too. And we all work at the Batsford plant. We plan to live here forever. I wouldn't dream of having it any other way.

(Image) Mr. Baxter

Mr. Baxter                                                                   9% of story
Stage 5 - Advanced Reader

I'm Mr. Baxter, Ginny's father. I have lived in Batsford my whole life, and like nearly everyone here, my livelihood depends upon the Batsford sports equipment plant—that’s right, the makers of the famous Batsford Bats! We love our town and have brought our children up to love it, too.

(Image) Chris

Chris                                                                           19% of story
Stage 5 - Advanced Reader

My name is Chris Greensborough. I'm in 10th grade at Batsford High with my two best friends, Carla and Ginny. My Uncle Ned is my biggest role model. He is a professor at the university across town. Although he is a little zany, he is incredibly smart and can help me solve any problem. So I keep in touch with him by email most every day.

 

(Image) Uncle Ned

Uncle Ned                                                   25% of story
Stage 6 - Expert Reader

Hello! My name is Ned Greensborough, and I’m a professor in the Engineering Department of Central State University. My nephew, Chris, is focused on a big project right now, and I’m happy to make suggestions for him based on sound engineering principles

 

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