The Horror of the Heights

The Horror of the Heights

by Anthony Masters, Peter Dennis
     
 

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Dean Lambert's fear of diving escalates as he suspects someone is sabotaging the diving board at the fitness center.  See more details below

Overview

Dean Lambert's fear of diving escalates as he suspects someone is sabotaging the diving board at the fitness center.

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Children's Literature - Diane Carver Sekeres
This graphic novel, a high-interest, low reading level book for young adults, has the feel of a mid-twentieth century comic book. It is printed in muted, process colors, and the drawings are all dramatic, intense, and shadowed. The story is of Dean, a young man who aspires to master the high dive: to be a champion diver like his big brother. But, Dean's fear seems insurmountable. He's worried about his father, who, after a car accident that killed a man, becomes angry and unhappy. Then, the pool that his family runs has several near-accidents that make them all realize it is being sabotaged. As the mystery is solved, Dean's father regains his equilibrium; and because of his father's generosity to the saboteur, Dean is able to conquer his fear of the high dive. The book's brevity makes it appealing to less able readers, but it also makes it a bit difficult to grasp the story on the first read. The glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and references to interest-based Web sites increase the book's appeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598890303
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Graphic Quest Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
GN490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Anthony Masters wrote many novels, short stories, and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His most recent works included a children's version of Shakespeare's play Hamlet and a young adult series on World War II. Anthony Masters died in 2003.

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