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Children's Fiction Multigenerational

The Falls

by (author) Eric Walters

Publisher
PRH Canada Young Readers
Initial publish date
May 2008
Category
Multigenerational, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143312468
    Publish Date
    May 2008
    List Price
    $14.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143312475
    Publish Date
    Jan 2009
    List Price
    $7.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

Fifteen-year-old Jay Hunter has but one goal in life: to get out of the Falls. Life in the blue-collar tourist town doesn't hold much promise for a teenage boy. But all that begins to change when his mother reveals a remarkable family history: Jay's great-grandfather was one of the most famous river men who ever lived, saving people who'd jumped into the Falls, even going over the Falls himself numerous times. Suddenly, life in Niagara Falls holds new meaning for Jay—and a new challenge.

About the author

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at www.ericwalters.net.

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