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Kayak Combat

by (author) Eric Howling

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Category
General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552776254
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781552774779
    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552774762
    Publish Date
    Jun 2010
    List Price
    $9.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Kayak Combat is set in the highly competitive sport of kayak racing.
When it's announced that Cody's Calgary kayaking club will host a Canada-wide competition, no one doubts that Cody will represent them. He is the team's best paddler, after all. But Cody and the others aren't counting on a new guy from Ontario arriving who can out-paddle them all. Cody's desire to be the best is put to the test one stormy day when he notices his rival's kayak missing from the clubhouse. Cody has a choice to make: attempt a solo rescue, or eliminate the competition...
This story about overcoming rivalry and learning to put others first is sure to make a splash with reluctant readers.

 

About the author

Eric Howling is an advertising creative director and the author of the Lorimer sports novels Head Hunter, Red Zone Rivals, Hoop Magic, Kayak Combat and Drive. As a boy growing up in Montreal, Quebec, he always had a ball or stick or club in his hands. Now Eric's writing stories about playing some of those exciting sports. His books have been shortlisted for the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, named Resource Links Year's Best and picked as CCBC Best Books selections. Eric lives in Calgary, Alberta. Follow him on Twitter @erichowling.

Eric Howling's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Childrens Choice Book Award
  • Commended, One of the Year's Best -- Resource Links

Editorial Reviews

"I love reading stories where it is obvious that the author really knows their setting...A great read."
Rated E [Excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!

Resource Links - Vol. 16, No. 1

"For middle school male sports enthusiasts, Howling's novel will quickly grasp and hold their attention."

CM Magazine

Librarian Reviews

Kayak Combat (Sports Stories)

When it’s announced that Cody’s Calgary kayaking club will host a Canada-wide competition, no one doubts that Cody will represent them. But Cody and the others aren’t counting on a new guy from Ontario arriving who can out-paddle them all. One stormy day Cody notices his rival’s kayak is missing from the clubhouse — does Cody attempt a solo rescue or eliminate the competition?

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

Other titles by Eric Howling