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Monteur de taureau

(Bull Rider)

by (author) Marilyn Halvorson

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2011
General, Death & Dying, General (see also headings under Social Themes)
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    May 2011
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12
  • Grade: 7 to 12
  • Reading age: 12


Layne ne veut qu'une chose, suivre les traces de son père comme monteur de taureau. Son père était sur le point de remporter le championnat national lorsqu'il a été piétiné à mort. Layne veut remporter ce championnat pour son père. Mais il ne veut pas finir comme lui et mourir dans l'arène du rodéo. Lorsque l'occasion se présente, Layne doit faire face à sa plus grande peur.
Layne wants nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps and to be a bull rider. His dad was one ride away from a National Championship when he got trampled to death. Layne wants to be able to give his dad that championship—by winning it for him. What he doesn't want, though, is to end up like his father and die in the rodeo arena. When the chance comes, Layne realizes he must face up to his greatest fear. With the help of his friend Jana, and his bratty younger sister, Layne learns to reach deep inside and trust himself.

About the author

Marilyn Halvorson is the award-winning author of a number of young adult novels set in Western Canada. When not writing, she runs her cattle ranch hear Sundre, Alberta. Marilyn's other books include Blood Brothers, Brothers and Strangers, Stranger on the Run and Stranger on the Line.

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Excerpt: Monteur de taureau: (Bull Rider) (by (author) Marilyn Halvorson)

—Ce que tu en penses m'est égal. J'ai vu un taureau tuer mon mari et il n'est pas question que je risque d'en voir un tuer mon fils aussi.

Editorial Reviews

"Short sentences, short chapters [and] easy vocabulary make this unintimidating...Orca does a great service to American foreign language students by offering its signature short books in translation...An enthusiastic thumbs up."


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