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The Darwin Expedition
     

The Darwin Expedition

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by Diane Tullson
 

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Tej and Liam are going snowboarding. When they take a shortcut over a treacherous logging road and have an accident, their adventure becomes more about survival than fresh powder. Tracked by a hungry bear, while trying to outrun the weather without any food, Tej and Liam learn about their friendship and what it will take to survive. When Tej is hurt, Liam decides he

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Tej and Liam are going snowboarding. When they take a shortcut over a treacherous logging road and have an accident, their adventure becomes more about survival than fresh powder. Tracked by a hungry bear, while trying to outrun the weather without any food, Tej and Liam learn about their friendship and what it will take to survive. When Tej is hurt, Liam decides he has to go for help—alone.

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"Should be popular with teen boys as well as the growing number of fans of the Orca Soundings series."
CM Magazine
"Interesting, believable characters and an intriguing plot-line."
The Alan Review
"Manages to combine an exciting adventure with a reading level suited to struggling readers."
Children's Literature - Cindy L. Carolan
Best friends Liam and Tej have decided to take an old logging road over the mountain to avoid an accident that they believe will take forever to get around. This is a big mistake, they discover after the truck in which they are driving goes over the edge, flipping an indeterminate number of times. It appears that is the least of their worries though, when they encounter a grizzly bear! Tensions rise when Tej breaks his leg and Liam has to strike out on his own to secure any chance of being rescued. There are interesting exchanges between the boys. Although they have been best friends since early childhood and are very close, they harbor a fair amount of animosity toward each other. Part of the "Orca Soundings" series (teen fiction for reluctant readers) that includes such titles as The Hemingway Tradition, Dead-End Job, and Fastback Beach. The author lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and also wrote Red Sea, an ALA Best Book. Highly recommended for the intended age group.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551436760
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Series:
Orca Soundings Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
565,444
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
HL590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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The bear lowers its head. When a dog looks like this, it means you could get bitten. When a bear looks like this, it means you could be lunch. The bear's eyes harden, as if he has lost patience with us. We're on his trail and he wants us off. The bear opens his jaws. Big jaws. Really big teeth. His jaws make a smacking sound.

I whisper, "He's going to eat us."

Meet the Author

Diane Tullson has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is a trained technical writer. She is a member of the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia and the Writers Union of Canada. Diane has been nominated for many awards, including the Stellar Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. Diane lives near Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.dianetullson.com.

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The Darwin Expedition 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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