Sundance Finds a Cigarette (teenage smoking) (Grades 7-9)
Written by: Jan Abbott
Illustrated by: Bret Berndes
Sundance is back, that curious yellow-striped kitten. He's growing up, and so is his master and friend, Ryan, who is now thirteen. Ryan is small for his age, just like Sundance, and he wishes he looked older. When Ryan's friend, Jimmy, tries to get him to smoke, telling him it will make him look more mature, Ryan decides to try it. Of course, Sundance also gets involved and the drama begins. With a little creative help from the other two cats in the family, both cat and boy not only come to understand the dangers of cigarettes, but also learn important truths about the process of growing up.
For 2 - 7 Readers
(Single-Level) Format - All Roles at Playbooks Reading Levels - Stage 5