Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
30 minutes. 30 dangerous paths. YOU choose the path to survive!
Readers choose their own path as they dodge obstacles like giant sea monsters, double-crossing villains, hungry great white sharks . . . and maybe even a Canadian Bermuda Triangle!
What starts as a boring tour boat experience on the east coast of Canada quickly turns into chaos. It seems your parents have a very valuable map to the locations of some very important objects, and a group of criminal masterminds will stop at nothing to get their hands on it.
You’ve somehow made it off the boat with the map, but then do you suit up for a dive, swim to a nearby island or hitch a ride on a suspicious-looking speedboat? Can you find the treasure in time? And even if you do, will you be able to avoid booby traps, criminals hot on your trail and mutant creatures standing guard?
You’ve got 30 minutes to get to the treasure, stop the criminal masterminds, and save your parents . . . or die trying!
About the author
JEFF SZPIRGLAS is the author of multiple books in the Countdown to Danger series. In addition to his choose-your-own-path titles, Jeff has written award-nominated non-fiction books and several terrifying novels and horror collections for middle-grade readers, including Tales from the Fringes of Fear and Tales from Beyond the Brain. With his wife, Danielle Saint-Onge, he is the co-author of the Orca Echoes books X Marks the Spot!, Something's Fishy and Messy Miranda. He's worked at CTV Television and was an editor at Chirp, chickaDEE and Owl magazines. He has twin children, two cats (the cats are not twins) and one dog. In his spare time, he teaches elementary school. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario. Visit him online at www.jeffszpirglas.com.
- Commended, TD Summer Reading Club Selection
Praise for Countdown to Danger: Canadian Survival
"Every scenario is action-packed and the pace is breathtaking….Canadian Survival is an especially good choice for reluctant readers, even those ages 12 to 14." — CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Other titles by Jeff Szpirglas
Horror House (Countdown to Danger)
Blood on Black Wax
Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl (Expanded Edition)
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtracks on Vinyl