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Diving Off the Edge
This title covers these subjects: Friendship -- Fiction., Sports -- Fiction., Swimming -- Fiction.
Diving Off the Edge
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Jake Maddox

Diving Off the Edge

by Jake Maddox
Illustrated by Sean Tiffany

Riley and Blake have been best friends forever, even though Blake is a daredevil and teases Riley. That all ends when Blake finds a new group of friends. Riley joins the swim team, and soon finds he doesn't need Blake's friendship to get by. But when Blake tries a crazy stunt and dangerous at the lake one day, can Riley put the past aside and save his former friend?

GenreSports Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level610L
ATOS Level3.6
AR Points1
AR Quiz #127518
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandJake Maddox
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count72
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $25.99 School/Library Price

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Booklist Online - Hazel Rochman

"Kids jeer at Riley because he is scared to take a dangerous jump over the edge of a local cliff into the river. What hurts most is that his daredevil best friend, Blake, joins in the teasing. But Riley loves to swim, and after the school coach pushes him, he joins the swim team and finds success in long distance races, even though Blake and his pals call Riley a dumb jock. The blend of swimming action and the friction between friends and enemies makes this chapter book in the Sports Fiction series an exciting read, and the grey-wash, full-page pictures show the quarrels, the frightening scenes, and the final triumph and reconciliation when Riley performs a daring rescue. The back matter includes water-safety rules as well as a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts." - Booklist Online

March 19, 2009

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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