Deep Dive #3: Manak the Manta Ray

Series: Deep Dive

by Adam Blade

Scholastic Paperbacks
July 2013

Ages 7 – 10 . Grades 2 – 5

Lexile measure: 640L

DRA: 40

Guided Reading: S


Max is determined to track down the evil Professor even if that means journeying into the deadly Forest of Souls. Lia knows this is a dangerous plan but she will do whatever it takes to help with the search. Max is going to need that kind of friendship when his quest leads him into battle with Manak the Manta Ray. A sting from this Robobeast's tail will paralyze any victim. Can Max defeat Manak and retrieve the third piece of the Skull of Thallos in order to save his father?
Adam Blade

Adam Blade is in his late twenties, and was born in Kent, England. His parents were both history teachers and amateur artists, and Adam grew up surrounded by his father's paintings of historic English battles which left a lifelong mark on his imagination. He was also fascinated by the ancient sword and shield that hung in his father's office. Adam's father said they were a Blade family heirloom.

Sadly, Adam does not have his own Ice Dragon or Ghost Panther. But he really wishes he did!


--- - Max caught a movement out of the corner of his eye.
The next instant, he saw an enormous black whip rear out of the darkness ahead. Before any of them had time to move, it hit Tusc'ol in the chest, like a striking snake.
Tusc'ol barely could cry out. He stiffened immediately and stood unmoving, paralyzed by the venom. His face was frozen into a mask of horror.
"Tusc'ol!" Lia cried out.
"It must be Manak!" Max said. He gripped his hyperblade tighter. "Where is he?"
Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545427692

128pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝