Sundance Finds a Cigarette
Story Characters - Single-Level Format
All parts are written at an average reading level of Stage 5

Sundance                                                                   13% of story

I'm Sundance, and I'm a kitten, but I'm not a baby, even though they all treat me like one. I'm big, and I'm strong, and I'll find a way to show everyone I'm growing up. I am not a baby!

Jordache                                                                      13% of story

I'm Jordache, the adventurous, and rather handsome, cat of the family. I watch over and protect the people and the other cats, and I love figuring out mysteries and puzzles.

Espree                                                                               11% of story

I'm Espree, the cat with the most experience around here. I help the others learn how to live with humans, and I direct the feline activities in the household. I feel it's very important to be a good role model for little Sundance, so he grows up to be the best he can be.

Ryan                                                                                     20% of story

I'm Ryan. I'm 13, but hardly anyone believes that because I'm kind of small for my age. When kids tease me about being little, I usually laugh and pretend it's funny, but it isn't, you know? I need to find a way to show them that I'm not a baby, show them I'm as cool and grown up as any of them.

Jennifer                                                                             5% of story

I'm Jennifer, and I like to know everything that's going on. I'm not shy about sharing my knowledge, either, and I have a lot of it to share. Our family lives with our three cats, who are the greatest animals in the world.

Mother                                                           10% of story

I'm the mother, and I worry about my children growing up in today's world of drugs and other bad influences. I can't watch Ryan and Jen every minute, but hopefully I give them enough guidance for them to make good decisions. My biggest challenge is finding time to do everything that needs to get done.

Jimmy                                                             9% of story

I'm Jimmy, a friend of Ryan. It's good he has me to show him how to act cool, because let's face it, the shrimp needs help in that department, and who better than me to instruct him?

Narrator                                                                             19% of story

As the narrator, I am the master storyteller! It's up to me to keep the story alive and interesting with each exciting detail. So, I must read everything with expression and excitement!