Quest for Success Series
Character-Building Novels for Exciting Adventure and Discovery
Teachers, librarians, politicians, and parents can all agree that literacy is an essential skill for students to achieve success in school and for their future employment. Character-building novels incorporate interesting stories that teach student important life skills and values. These novels can be a powerful motivating tool for middle and high schools students who would otherwise not pick up a book to read. In addition, the graphic illustrations provide interest and textual clues to assist struggling readers.
The Quest for Success novels are written for grades 4-12. Even though these novels require higher level literacy skills, the interesting story and graphics will inspire reluctant readers to complete the novel. Ideal for upper elementary, and middle school and high school reluctant readers.
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These high-quality books come in two sizes: library hardcover edition 5.125"x 7.625" and paperback edition 5" x 7.5".
Each book is also available with a read-along CD  
   
Complete Quest for Success Set of 12 Stories
   
  Set of 12 Library Edition $77.00
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Divide to Conquer
1Quest-Divide copy.png In the retelling of the tale, “The Lion and the Three Bulls,” the black, white, and brown bulls were the best of friends. Whenever wild animals came to attack, they were undefeatable when they banded together and faced their enemies. A frustrated lion partners with a clever fox to concoct a plan to separate the bulls; a plan he hoped would provide him a juicy meal. The three bulls begin hating each other and end up arguing, fighting, and going their separate ways. The fox’s plan nearly works, but when the lion attacks, the bulls defend each other despite their disagreements. Reunited, the bulls discover that the fox lied to them and vowed never again to listen to those wanting to destroy their friendship."
Quest Library Edition (40pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (40pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

Dream
2Quest-Dream copy.png There’s a mystery in Roy’s family that puzzles him. Nelson his father and Jesse his father’s best friend are both successful businessmen, but his uncle has been in prison as long as he can remember. The three young men grew up together. How did they end up in such different places? Travel with Nelson back to his childhood. There the boys; surrounded by poverty, gang pressure, and a drug infested environment, are encouraged to dare to dream big dreams. Nelson finds inspiration in the stories of some of the world’s greatest dreamers—and he discovers that one of those great dreamers was his own father."
Quest Library Edition (56pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (56pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

Fast Forward
3Quest-Fast Forward copy.png Christopher has big dreams—from avoiding school to inventing the first airmobile—but the dull requirements of his daily life keep him from getting anywhere. When a neighboring inventor creates a “time remote,” Christopher gets the unexpected chance to make his dreams come true. He uses the time remote to skip past homework, classes, boring parental lectures, and all his other problems. Christopher coasts through life having fun with his friends and pursuing what he really wants to do. Christopher enters the workforce, and when problems are encountered he uses the remote. The time remote sends him through a life of trying to avoid troubles, right into old age. Christopher finally realizes the misery of an easy life. Discovering a hidden button on his discarded remote, it revolutionizes him."
Quest Library Edition (56pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (56pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

The Great Deception
4Quest-Deception copy.png In this retelling of the tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” we learn about a vain emperor who spends his kingdom’s wealth on beautiful palaces and rich clothes. He has all he could desire—wealth, admiring subjects, and a court where no one dares disagree with him—until a pair of swindlers come to town promising to weave him invisible clothes with special powers that reveal anyone unfit for office or very foolish. None of the emperor’s advisors dare to tell him the truth. The emperor parades through the city in clothes that don’t exist. One brave boy refuses to join the crowd and tells the emperor the truth. "
Quest Library Edition (40pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (40pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

Lost & Found
5Quest-Lost&Found copy.png Ted is always unhappy and, no matter how hard he tries, he can’t figure out why. Nothing helps: not a new baseball bat, not a new bicycle, not an afternoon of swimming, and not even a trip to the amusement park. When Ted decides to ask his grandfather for help, his friend ridicules him. Ted’s friend claims happiness is just a state of mind. Nothing worked, so Ted went to Grandpa. His advice to Ted was to find happiness he must aim to help others. Teddy doesn’t understand how this will help, but he’s willing to try. He goes home and starts doing helpful things for his family and for his friends at school. The impossible happens, and Ted is transformed."
Quest Library Edition (56pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (56pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

The Race
6Quest-Race copy.png The beautiful princess is of age and must choose a husband who will become the new king. She has three suitors. Simon is handsome and charming—but he only sees the princess as his chance to become a wealthy ruler. Thomas is the mighty captain of the guard—but he wants the princess to choose him only so he can gain the people’s admiration. John is handsome but a simple commoner with a compassionate heart—but he alone truly loves the kindhearted princess. All three men behave perfectly in the princess’s presence: how can she tell their true characters? After getting advice from her father the king and her mother the queen, an unusual race is designed to reveal the best man to marry.
Quest Library Edition (56pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (56pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

The Rebel
7Quest-Rebel copy.png Spike makes his mark by bullying the area kids. To gain the “tough guy” reputation: he pulls girls’ hair, trips kids, tattles, and devises ways to hurt others. Tough Spike even goes over a dangerous waterfall with a stolen canoe and survives without a scratch. One of his favorite entertainments is to hide traps on the bike paths and laughs at kids when they crash. But his plan backfires when he’s caught by one of his own traps. Stranded with a broken leg and a freezing night coming, Spike could die in the woods unless he is rescued by the very kids he has hurt. An unusual event happens that transforms his life."
Quest Library Edition (56pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (56pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

The Revolt
8Quest-Revolt copy.png Life couldn’t have been better for Buzzie Bee, until she overhears some disturbing news. Buzzie became furious and starts a revolt among the younger worker bees. The angry bees leave so they can devise a more fair way to divide the hive’s jobs. In the new hive the young bees argue and fight over who should do the work. All the bees want the easiest job. Buzzie the leader tries to help them, but she’s shouted down. Finally they discover the secret of happiness. This intriguing tale demonstrates the influence of an angry thought and the power of a wise answer.
Quest Library Edition (56pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (56pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

The Roar
9Quest-Roar copy.png To grow up to be big, young lions have to learn survival skills. But Sangu loves playing more than learning—so he’s unprepared to survive on his own when a rhinoceros attack drives him from his family. A friendly herd of gazelles adopt him when he can’t find his way home. They care for him and teach him how to survive in the wild, but when Sangu tries to live life as a gazelle, he’s a total misfit. In this tale of a lost and found lion, Sangu re-discovers not only his home and family, but his true identity.
Quest Library Edition (56pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (56pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

The Runaway
10Quest-Runaway copy.png Millie is convinced the world is unfair and her parents make her do most of the work. She isn’t allowed to do anything she wants, like watch unlimited TV, chat unsupervised on the internet, or go to that park by herself. Her teachers are unfair, too, and her brother and sister seem to get away with everything. Millie finally hits upon a plan that will solve all her problems; run away from home! With money stolen from her mother’s purse, she buys a bus ticket for big city where she can live as she always wanted. The city sparkles as Mille starts her adventure with ice cream and a trip to the amusement park, but when Millie’s money runs out, things dramatically change. Millie ends up scared, no food to eat, and nowhere to sleep. After getting caught stealing, the police notify her parents. Millie finally learns to appreciate what she had and becomes the happiest girl in the whole world."
Quest Library Edition (56pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (56pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

The Silent Scream
11Quest-Scream copy.png In this retelling of the tale, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” we see events from the perspective of Nicholas, a bored teenager who has to spend long hours watching sheep on an empty hillside. To break the boredom he dreamed of ways to have fun. He gets lots of laughs at watching the townspeople respond to his cries for help. But then the real test comes when a wolf does come. His practical jokes cause the townspeople to ignore his true cry for help. His tactics of fun caused him to suffer loss, but it also opened his eyes.
Quest Library Edition (40pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (40pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95

The Tiny Giant
12Quest-TinyGiant copy.png In the retelling of the tale of “The Lion and the Mouse,” desperate Bitsie must provide for the necessities of life for her family. She embarks on a dangerous mission, but her curiosity causes an encounter with Leo, the King of the Forest. Bitsie offers to help Leo someday if he will let her live, an idea he finds so humorous that he sets her free. However, the table gets turned and now her tormenter the lion is desperate, but only one tiny creature is brave enough to come to his rescue. Although the Leo can’t believe tiny Bitsie can help him, she tries her best. Just at the hunters were about to capture him, Bitsie makes one last bite. Leo burst forth from his trap and discover that great things often come in small packages."
Quest Library Edition (40pp) List: $12.95 Sale Price: $6.48
Quest Softcover (40pp) List: $4.95 Sale Price: $2.48
Read-Along CD List: $9.95 Sale Price: $4.95