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Jake Maddox

Speedway Switch

by Jake Maddox
Illustrated by Sean Tiffany

Michael Haynes has won more races in the midget-car circuit than any other driver in his age division.  And he couldn't have done it without his brother, Mark, who's a great mechanic.  Then Buzz Ripshaw comes along.  Buzz doesn't drive fair, and Michael gets hurt during the biggest race of the year.  How will Team Haynes win without their driver?  Realistic Fiction.

 
ISBN978-1-59889-416-5
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandJake Maddox
Age Level8-11 Years
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
GenreSports Fiction
Trim Size5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Page Count72
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2007
Paperback
Price
$5.95
 


 
 

Reviews

School Library Journal - Alison Grant; Ruby S. Thomas Elementary School

"Extreme sports stories in easy-to-read chapter books. Paintball features best friends and skilled players Max and Tyler. They've competed for years and are among the best in their area. A beginner, Ryan, joins their league and never loses. Max suspects foul play but cannot prove it. After watching Ryan's team play, Max discovers how he is cheating, and he wins the Challenge Cup for his team. In Speedway, twins Michael and Mark expect to clean up in the quarter-midget car racing championships. But a new racer, Buzz Shaw, shows up and threatens their plans. Buzz is an erratic and unsafe driver who does whatever it takes to win. During a race, he crashes into Michael, leaving Michael's car trashed and his leg broken, and the brothers are forced to take on their opponent in a new way. Maddox presents simple stories with tidy conflict resolutions and likable characters. Black-and-white cartoons are scattered throughout, and the books end with discussion questions, writing prompts, information about the sports, and instructions on how to find related Web sites. These books are a good choice for reluctant readers or those who enjoy extreme sports without preteen drama. -Alison Grant, Ruby S. Thomas Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV" - School Library Journal

November 1, 2007

Jake Maddox

Jake Maddox

Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler – or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska. His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing. His exploits have inspired numerous writers to walk in his footsteps – literally! Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader. He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion sprinter pace of his books can motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.

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