In this Level 4 book for proficient readers, children will learn about the original team of X-Men, see how Charles Xavier brought them together and taught them to use their unique abilities, and meet Magneto, their first and greatest enemy. This eye-catching book is filled with specially commissioned illustrations. These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and glossary, readers will find archival photographs and paintings. Averaging 4,500 to 5,000 words in length, Level 4 books are 40 percent pictures and 40 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.Michael Teitelbaum is the author of 'DK Readers: The Story of the X-Men, How It All Began (Level 4: Proficient Readers)', published 2000 under ISBN 9780789466969 and ISBN 0789466961.