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ISBN:9781554699148

Powerslide

by Jeff Ross

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list price: $9.95
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published: Sep 2011
ISBN:9781554699148
Description

Casey Finnegan is a talented skateboarder. He lives to skate. At the end of his final year of high school, Casey is wondering what to do with his life. He hasn't applied to any colleges, and other than skateboarding, he doesn't believe he's very good at much of anything. When a young movie star contacts Casey and offers him the job of stunt double in an upcoming skateboarding movie, Casey is stoked. It's his dream job, and Casey jumps at the opportunity to train the star. But when word gets out about Casey's new gig, a local skater has other ideas about who would make the best stunt double.

About the Author
Jeff Ross is the author of several novels for young adults. He teaches scriptwriting and English at Algonquin College in Ottawa.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
Editorial Review

"Fans of skateboarding and reluctant readers alike will be thrilled because most of the story is action...[Ross] executes the simple plot well and keeps it moving at a clip, and he never forgets to include a few epic wipeouts."

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Powerslide (Orca Sports)

Casey is at the end of his final year of high school, hasn’t applied to college and believes that skateboarding is all he’s good at. When a young movie star offers him a job as a stunt double, he’s thrilled — it’s his dream job. When another skater thinks he’d be better at the job, he challenges him to a race down a mountain road. Will Casey and his opponent make it down alive?

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Fall, 2012.

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