Protecting the Magic
Story Characters - Advantage Format

Stage 3 - Transitional Reader                                                                    10% of story

Billy and I have been best friends since elementary school. We find new adventures all the time. Billy is always trying to solve a new mystery, so it’s fun to be around him! Right now, we’re working for our friend, Mac, on his mystical farm.

Mac Vervill
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                                    6% of story

I have a beautiful farm where I live a simple life. My dog keeps me company. When my house burned down, Billy and Casey helped convert the barn into a new home for me. Since I met Billy and Casey when they were young, they have become almost like sons to me!

Stage 5 - Advanced Reader                                                                  16% of story

My name is Bob Barnsley, and I’m Billy’s dad. Billy is a very creative boy, and he reminds me of my dad. I’m quite different from both of them. I’m more comfortable with concrete things I can touch and understand rather than with mysteries, but recently I’ve found a way to help Billy with his fascinating project! I am glad to be working on something with him, and I’m even enjoying the challenge for myself!

Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                                 16% of story

My name is William Barnsley, but everyone calls me Billy. I’ve always loved thinking about magic, wizards, and anything that doesn’t have an obvious answer. Now that I’m older, I find myself researching mysteries and history in the library instead of playing make-believe. When I set my mind to finding an answer, nothing will stop me from finding it out! Just recently, a new clue has popped up in our investigation of Mac’s farm, and I can’t wait to discover more!
(Image) McKenzie

Douglas McKenzie
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                                  7% of story

I am a businessman and I received a special invitation to Mac Vervill’s farm. Someone thought I might be interested in what I can find there. When I show up for a visit, Mac’s friends don’t know who I am, but soon they will learn all about me!

Narrator 1
Narrator 2

Stage 6 - Expert Reader                                                                        45% of story

(read together) As the narrators, we are the master storytellers! It's up to us to keep the story alive and interesting with each exciting detail. So, we must read everything with expression and excitement! We also read the small parts in the story that only appear in the middle and at the end.