Castaway

Castaway

by Caroline Pitcher, C. Pitcher, Peter Dennis
     
 

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A dare turns deadly as six teenagers are cut off by the sea.

Overview

A dare turns deadly as six teenagers are cut off by the sea.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The narrator of this graphic novel, Kate, guides the reader through a dangerous adventure when several of six teenagers pull a prank on a friend. Set on the shore of the Red Sea, this is the story of teens that venture out into the open water to retrieve a camera purposefully left behind on an island. The joke quickly evolves into a dare that proves to be more than the teenagers can handle. While attempting to retrieve the camera and boasting of his rock-climbing prowess, James tumbles from the rocky formations of Skull Island and twists his ankle. The teens suddenly find themselves cold, wet, hungry, and cut off from help by the ever-rising tide. Ever resourceful Kate comforts James, rescues two of her friends, and teams with Yasmin in search of a way out. This intrepid tale twists and turns until the group finally returns to camp safe and sound. Written at a readability level of the third grade, this age 10-12 interest level text provides reluctant readers with the impetus to continue to read. The graphic or comic book qualities depart from wordy narrative passages and couple with detailed illustrations to encourage struggling readers. The glossary of terms, discussion questions, and writing prompts in the back of the book lend directly to skill acquisition and build upon prior interests without the traditional heavy reading from an average classroom text. 2000, Stone Arch Books, Ages 8 to 12.
—Kimberly O'Meara

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598890297
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
We the People: Expansion and Reform Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
GN380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Caroline Pitcher grew up in East Yorkshire, England. She loved playing outside and reading nature books. This love of the outdoors is portrayed in many of her books. Caroline writes books for children and young adults. She enjoys going to schools and talking to kids. She now lives in Derbyshire, England.

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