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Children's Fiction Water Sports

False Start

by (author) Sandra Diersch

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2005
Category
Water Sports
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552776377
    Publish Date
    Jan 2011
    List Price
    $8.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550288735
    Publish Date
    Jul 2005
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550288728
    Publish Date
    May 2005
    List Price
    $8.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
  • Reading age: 7 to 10

Description

Caitlynn is no fan of the water, but after breaking her ankle playing soccer, swimming is the safest sport for her. She makes a deal with her grandfather to join a swim team if he'll stay and watch all of her practices. But after Grandpa has a stroke and can no longer tag along, Caitlynn doesn't want to keep up her end of the deal. In False Start, overcoming obstacles requires more than hard work -- it takes a positive attitude.

 

About the author

SANDRA DIERSCH has taught writing courses to British Columbia students and aspiring adult writers. She has written eight books to date, including Offside! and Home Court Advantage, both Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selections. She lives in Maple Ridge, B.C., with her husband and young daughter.

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Awards

  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection

Editorial Reviews

"False Start is an excellent choice for the young female athlete who may be encountering reading challenges."

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Librarian Reviews

False Start (Sports Stories)

Caitlynn agrees to join a swim team if her grandfather will watch all of her practices. But after Grandpa has a stroke, Caitlynn doesn’t want to keep up her end of the deal.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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