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Masquerade
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.94

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    apple-bobbing, billowy, poofy, Weintraut, white-checkered, scarecrow, impossibility, original, black-haired, frightful, leotard, lineup, operas, brew, knowing, pose
     content words:    Taylor Redding, Robin Hood, Matt Brockett, Count Dracula, Natasha Carr


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Masquerade
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     I walked through the doorway and entered a glittering place filled with princesses, fairies, vampires, and swamp monsters. Witches and wizards mingled with super heroes and mermaids. The ceiling was dripping with pumpkins and spiders, bats and moons.
 
2     "Whoa! Great costume!" a sweet voice said. I turned to see who had spoken. It was Amelia from my art class, dressed in a blue and white-checkered jumper and a white blouse. Her hair was braided into two pigtails, and she was carrying a basket with a little stuffed dog in it.
 
3     "Why, hello, my pretty," I said with my best evil cackle. She giggled and hurried away.
 
4     An interesting character was sampling the buffet. I carefully made my way to the table.
 
5     "Nice cape," I said. The boy, his face partially hidden by a white mask, looked up.
 
6     "Back at you!" he said with a smear of bean dip on his chin.
 
7     I handed him a napkin. "Seen any good operas lately?" I asked. The kid choked on his chips! I chuckled and left him there.
 
8     A loud and eerie voice commanded all the prettiest, scariest, and most original characters to appear in a lineup.
 
9     I recognized Lexi, even in the black-haired wig and gown of yellow, blue, and red. She carried an apple in one hand. Cinderella joined her, along with an assortment of queens and princesses. Taylor Redding danced forward in an exquisite leotard and billowy skirt. Her hair was pulled up in a bun with flowers around it. She struck a graceful pose. I laughed when I realized what the string of glittering, purple globes were that hung around her neck like a necklace. She had made them in art class.

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