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Jake Maddox

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by Jake Maddox
Illustrated by Tuesday Mourning

When Tess moved away from Winterfall, she left her two best friends, Ana and Sofie, behind. She's traveling back to surprise them and to take part in the yearly snowboarding competition. Ana is glad to see her, but Sofie acts strange as soon as Tess returns.

GenreSports Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level610L
ATOS Level3.2
AR Points1
AR Quiz #130548
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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CLCD - Jennifer Lehmann

"Tess cannot wait to get back to Winterfall. She and her parents have moved to River City, but she is surprising her best friends, Ana and Sofie, by coming back in time for the annual snowboarding competition. Tess has always won her age group before, and she wants to be the first city kid to take the title. Sofie, though, is not as happy to see Tess as she expected. Sofie has her own hopes for the snowboarding competition, and Tess finds some difficult choices between her plans and her friendships. The plot and characters are straightforward, but well-developed. Tess and her friends are likeable and easy to identify with. This book will be of special interest to those involved in snowboarding, but the situations will be familiar to many girls. This leveled reader will be useful in upper elementary classrooms with students reading below grade level. The story is interesting enough for individual reading, but the glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts in the back allow it to easily be used in the classroom." - CLCD

January 1, 2010

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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