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Young Adult Fiction Skateboarding

A fond la planche!


by (author) Eric Walters

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2010
Skateboarding, Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Friendship
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18


Pour Phillip, le skate, c'est toute sa vie. L'école est simplement un intermède entre les séances de skate où il essaie des sauts difficiles et déjoue les gardiens de sécurité. Lorsque son meilleur ami Wally et lui rencontrent un skater professionnel qui fait des vidéos pour son site Web, Phillip pense qu'ils peuvent faire la même chose, et faire de l’argent en même temps. Lorsque leur site Web devient populaire, et leur rapporte de l'argent, ils se sentent obligés de faire des cascades de plus en plus dangereuses.

Philip lives for skateboarding. School is merely the break between trying to land a difficult jump and outrunning the security guards. When he and his best friend Wally meet a professional skateboarder who videotapes himself for his website, Philip thinks they can do it too—and make money at the same time. When they start getting hits on their website—and making money—they start to feel the pressure to do more and more dangerous stunts.

About the author

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at

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Excerpt: A fond la planche!: (Grind) (by (author) Eric Walters)

Je réussis toujour les sauts. Ce sont les atterrissages qui me posent des problèmes.

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