329 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Educational level group: edu Fourth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Fifth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Sixth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Seventh grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Eighth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Middle school students lcdgt
Age group: age Children lcdgt
Age group: age Preteens lcdgt
"Ben and his friends are determined to find out where the paper lanterns of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival go, so they follow the river as far as they can until the only followers left are Ben and Nathaniel"-- Provided by publisher.
Let's follow the lanterns...It's the night of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival, when the town gathers to float paper lanterns down the river. Legend has it that after drifting out of sight, they'll soar off to the Milky Way and turn into brilliant stars, but could that actually be true? This year, Ben and his classmates are determined to find out where those lanterns really go, and to ensure success in their mission, they've made a pact with two simple rules: No one turns for home. No one looks back. The plan is to follow the river on their bikes for as long as it takes to learn the truth, but it isn't long before the pact is broken by all except for Ben and (much to Ben's disappointment Nathaniel, the one kid who just doesn't seem to fit in. Together, Nathaniel and Ben will travel farther than anyone has ever gone, down a winding road full of magic, wonder, and unexpected friendship. -- From back cover.
Decoding: 5 (very hard) Vocabulary: 5 (very hard) Sentences: 3 (medium) Patterns: 5 (very hard) lexile
Accelerated Reader MG 3.0 2.0.