Avalanche Freestyle (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels Series)

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Rich kid Tony Jay is a shoe-in to win the Silver Falls snowboarding tournament, but his biggest competition, Jack Hewlitt, can't afford to enter. Tony may be spoiled, but he knows that victory means nothing if you don't beat the best. So, he agrees to hold a one-on-one freestyle run with Jack atop the Silver Falls Mountains. But just when things start to heat up, a massive avalanche threatens to put both boys on ice, turning their friendly competition into a race for their ...
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Rich kid Tony Jay is a shoe-in to win the Silver Falls snowboarding tournament, but his biggest competition, Jack Hewlitt, can't afford to enter. Tony may be spoiled, but he knows that victory means nothing if you don't beat the best. So, he agrees to hold a one-on-one freestyle run with Jack atop the Silver Falls Mountains. But just when things start to heat up, a massive avalanche threatens to put both boys on ice, turning their friendly competition into a race for their lives.
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Children's Literature - Raina Sedore
Tony is a poor little rich boy, with plenty of cash but no real friends. Jack is the maintenance man's son, hardened from torment by bullies and driven by his love of snowboarding. Who will shred the best and win the prize—a top notch snowboard? Aburtov's illustrations are splashy and colorful; he uses a wide variety of page layouts and panel styles. In keeping with its role as part of the "Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels" series, this volume is packaged like a magazine, with catchy section headings like "Sports Zone Postgame Recap" and "Feature Presentation." The content is designed to attract upper elementary and middle school readers, but the reading level is low, making this an ideal "high-low" title for middle grade reluctant readers. Although the formula is familiar, the character arcs are more unusual, which adds a nice layer of interest to the simple story. This attractive, unintimidating package will find an audience among young sports fans who may be reluctant readers. Reviewer: Raina Sedore
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Scott Ciencin is a New York Times bestselling author of children’s and adult fiction. He has written comic books, trading cards, video games, television shows, as well as many non-fiction projects. He lives in Sarasota, Florida with his beloved wife, Denise, and his best buddy, Bear, a golden retriever.

Aburtov has worked in the comic book industry for more than 11 years. In that time, he hasillustrated popular characters like Wolverine, Iron Man, Blade, and the Punisher. Recently,Aburtovstarted his own illustration studio called Graphikslava. He lives in Monterrey, Mexico, with his daughter, Ilka, and his beloved wife.Aburtov enjoys spending his sparetime with family and friends.

Andres Esparza has been a graphic designer, colorist, and illustrator for many different companies and agencies. Andres now works as a full-time artist for Graphikslava studio in Monterrey, Mexico.In his spare time, Andres loves to play basketball,hang outwithfamily and friends, and listen to good music.

Fares Maese is a graphic designer and illustrator. He has worked as a colorist for Marvel Comics, and as a concept artist for the card and role-playing games Pathfinder and Warhammer. Fares loves spending time playing video games with his Graphikslava comrades, and he's an awesome drum player.

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