This is a guided reading unit recommended for 2nd-3rd graders. The grade level equiv. of this book is a 3.1. The length of the each lesson is approximately 30 minutes, plus some independent work time for the kiddos after that. I have incorporated reading and writing standards with this unit, all based on Common Core Standards. It is a 9-day unit and the kids LOVE IT! It would be fun around the holidays or at any time of the year! A magical fantasy to get their imaginations going. I loved it, too!