Accelerated Reader Program Selection
This seventh book in the acclaimed Warlord’s Series takes young readers on another mathematical adventure in ancient China. Acclaimed for its unique and artful approach to introducing math concepts to young readers, each Warlord’s book encourages children to use their imaginations and math skills to find solutions to the characters’ dilemmas.
In The Warlord’s Alarm, Chuan and Jing Jing are worried they won’t be able to wake the warlord before the sun rises. They are traveling to the emperor’s palace, and they can only sleep four hours before resuming their journey in order to arrive as the emperor’s gates open. There are no clocks at the inn where they are staying, so they must create their own alarm clock. Displaying the ingenuity shown in the previous six Warlord’s Series books, Chuan and Jing Jing turn their water bag into an alarm clock and awaken in time to rouse the warlord.
Like each book in the series, The Warlord’s Alarm includes instructions for making a math-related craft. Following Chuan and Jing Jing’s success, children are encouraged to make their own water clock.
The Warlord’s Series includes The Warlord’s Puzzle (activity: tangram puzzle), The Warlord’s Beads (activity: abacus), The Warlord’s Fish (activity: compass), The Warlord’s Puppeteers (activity: puppets), The Warlord’s Kites (activity: kites), and the The Warlord’s Messengers (activity: windsock), all available from Pelican.