Accelerated Reader Program Selection
Clever young Chuan and his artist mentor are back in this fourth book of the Warlord’s series. This time, the two are journeying across the desert to find their master, the warlord, when they meet up with a group of traveling puppeteers. When bandits attack and steal their trunk of puppets, Chuan knows that he must step in to help his new friends in order to finish the journey.
Using a melon and his imagination, Chuan tries to make a new puppet so the performers can earn enough money to finish their trip through the desert. Despite his good intentions, Chuan discovers that he has a lot to learn about their craft, and he takes a few lessons in proportions. With Chuan’s resourcefulness and the puppeteers’ help, the troupe is able to create all new puppets and put on the show that will save the day.
Children learn about creativity and compassion in a lesson in math that’s as fun as it is fascinating. Directions for making their own puppets follow the story.
About the Author
Virginia Walton Pilegard studied elementary mathematics and completed both a BA and MA in education. A resident of Fresno, California, she is also the author of the acclaimed The Warlord’s Puzzle, which was selected by the California Department of Education as recommended reading for grades K-12, The Warlord’s Beads, and The Warlord’s Fish.
About the Illustrator
Nicolas Debon is a French citizen living in Canada. He has worked for the visual-arts department in the French Ministry of Culture and for the cultural service of the Consulate General of France in Toronto. His first picture book, The Warlord’s Puzzle, debuted at number two on the BookSense ’76 list shortly after publication. He is the illustrator for all of the books in the Warlord’s Series.
THE WARLORD’S PUPPETEERS
By Virginia Walton Pilegard
Illustrated by Nicolas Debon
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illustrations
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3
ISBN: 9781589800779 hc