The implementation manual is designed to aid the instructor in helping students to become more critical, creative, understanding, and aware readers. The books are published in trilogies so you can leverage the reading experience. The three novels are intended to be read in a particular order, with questions flowing from one classic work to the next and then to all three. Children are encouraged to make comparisons across all three novels and to regard the reading experience of each in relation to the others. This provides for a far richer reading experience and aids the child in developing a broad range of insights into their reading. The novels in the Mud Trilogy are The Rescue at Fragment Crag, The Red Tide, and The Green-Face Virus.