Ranger in Time: Journey Through Ash and Smoke

Cover of Ranger in Time: Joureny Through Ash and Smoke by Kate Messner

Info

  • Age Range: 7 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 – 5
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (January 31, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 0545909783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545909785

Ranger is a time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training. In this adventure, he goes to Viking age Iceland, which proves to be tough terrain for Ranger to navigate. Usually it’s Ranger’s job to save the day before he can return to his family, but he meets a girl named Helga who rescues him more than once. And when a nearby volcano threatens to erupt and Helga’s new baby brother or sister starts to come early, they must journey through ash and smoke to find Helga’s father. But if Helga doesn’t need Ranger’s help, how will he ever get home?

Activities and Extras

Ever wonder what an author’s writing process looks like for a chapter book series like Ranger in Time? Check out Kate Messner’s virtual author visit on YouTube with a look at the research, planning, and revision involved in the first two Ranger books!

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