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Getting Air

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  • Posted October 28, 2008

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    Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

    Jimmy, David, and Henry are off to do what they do best - skateboard. They call themselves the Woodpushers. <BR/><BR/>On a plane headed to California, they hope to skate their way into the money-filled pockets of some big-league sponsors. Along for the ride is Jimmy's younger sister, Julia, and a plane full of old ladies headed for a knitting convention. <BR/><BR/>The Woodpushers' big plans are dramatically detoured when four terrorists hijack the plane. All of the passengers ban together to overpower the hijackers, but unfortunately the pilot and co-pilot don't make it. With no one able to fly the plane, Henry uses the knowledge from his one flying lesson to crash-land the group in the deep woods of Canada. The six survivors include the three skateboarders, sister Julia, one stewardess, and Mrs. Herschel, an 80-year-old knitter. <BR/><BR/>Thanks to the amazing knowledge of Jimmy's sister, Julia, the group is able to start a fire and find water and food to survive. Readers will be entertained by crazy antics, a few scary moments, and the group's efforts to get along in a stressful situation. <BR/><BR/>Although the story is pretty unrealistic, most reluctant readers should find it entertaining and fast-paced. GETTING AIR is a fun summer read or one that will make returning to school next fall a bit more enjoyable. This one is definitely worth adding to your Dan Gutman collection.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2007

    A good eye catcher

    Getting Air, Dan Gutman Jimmy-He¿s 12 years old and he loves to skateboard with his friends. Henry-He is a funny kid and is Jimmy¿s friend. David- He is a brave friend that also loves to skateboard. Julia- She is a girl scout and also Jimmy¿s sister. Arcadia-She is the flight attendant that is on the friends¿ plane. Mrs. Hershel-She is a old lady that was going to a knitting convention. Jimmy Zimmerman is dreaming that he is a pro skateboarder. Jimmy and his friends are on a plane and hijackers take it over. Jimmy and his friends take control of the plane again. The plane crashed in Canada. They set up a campsite to sleep. They make a fire to signal any aircraft over head. They search for water and find dirty water that they can't drink. They use seats and the plane as shelter to sleep in. They find berries to eat but they are not amazing. David comes back and had gotten bit by a snake. They eat the snake that David had already killed. The boys go hunting for food with spears but the girls stay back and catch a rabbit. Then they eat the bunny. All of the boys make a half pipe to skate they use the plane overhead and start to build it. They get rescued and skate their half pipe that they were working on. In middle Canada in a forest. The author is teaching teamwork. I like this story because in every chapter you want to read more.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2007

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    Jimmy, David, and Henry are off to do what they do best ¿ skateboard. They call themselves the Woodpushers. On a plane headed to California, they hope to skate their way into the money-filled pockets of some big-league sponsors. Along for the ride is Jimmy¿s younger sister, Julia, and a plane full of old ladies headed for a knitting convention. The Woodpushers¿ big plans are dramatically detoured when four terrorists hijack the plane. All of the passengers ban together to overpower the hijackers, but unfortunately the pilot and co-pilot don¿t make it. With no one able to fly the plane, Henry uses the knowledge from his one flying lesson to crash-land the group in the deep woods of Canada. The six survivors include the three skateboarders, sister Julia, one stewardess, and Mrs. Herschel, an 80-year-old knitter. Thanks to the amazing knowledge of Jimmy¿s sister, Julia, the group is able to start a fire and find water and food to survive. Readers will be entertained by crazy antics, a few scary moments, and the group¿s efforts to get along in a stressful situation. Although the story is pretty unrealistic, most reluctant readers should find it entertaining and fast-paced. GETTING AIR is a fun summer read or one that will make returning to school next fall a bit more enjoyable. This one is definitely worth adding to your Dan Gutman collection. **Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka 'Readingjunky'

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Awesomesause :D

    A great short read :))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    This book has some ups and downs

    Gutman, you out did yourself. But, I disagree with some of the langage you used. I know kids might not care, but, you parents do. The words for 98% of ths book was good, but two words I disagree. Yes, I know that part is interseting, ( actully my second favorite part :) but those were very strong words so that is why I am only giving four stars. Other than that AMAZING book. Like I said before, you really out did yourself.
    My favorite part was when Mrs. Hershel (she`s 80) does the halfpipe on the airplane.


    I am a kid.

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