Boris Sees the Light: A Branches Book (Boris #4) : A Branches Book

Series: Boris

by Andrew Joyner, Illustrated By Andrew Joyner

Scholastic Paperbacks
October 2013

Ages 5 – 7 . Grades Kindergarten – 2

Library of Congress: 2013003045

Lexile measure: 180L

DRA: 20

Guided Reading: L



This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Boris is having a sleepover! He's camping in the backyard with Frederick and Alice. And they are not one bit scared of the dark. No way!

But what is that strange light moving around outside the tent? And what is making all of those strange, scary noises? It's up to Boris to find out....
Andrew Joyner

Andrew Joyner is an illustrator and cartoonist published internationally in newspapers and magazines including THE SUNDAY AGE, THE AGE, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, SUN-HERALD, SOUTH CHINA MONRING POST, and READER'S DIGEST. He has illustrated books by humorists Ross Campbell and Wendy Harmer. THE TERRIBLE PLOP was his first picture book and most recently, he has produced a series of chapter books featuring Boris, a loveable warthog. He lives in Strathalbyn, South Australia.


  • Praise for Boris:

    "Joyner moves effortlessly between small written sections and big illustrations with comic style text. Really gorgeous...But above all, they're just ridiculously fun boy books."
    --Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library


Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545484541

80pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝