Adventure (fiction), 1,304 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 580L
Troika: Canine Superhero recounts the adventures of a boy and his dog. Troika got his name after saving his master's life on three separate occasions. Despite losing a leg protecting his master from a grizzly bear, Troika becomes the lead dog in their dogsled team. He saves his owner repeatedly during dangerous Arctic adventures. Because of Troika's bravery, his master calls him a superhero.
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