The Secret World Adventure Team sends secret agents to New York City to visit many well-known sights while trying to win a contest that may save a skateboarding park.
Children's Literature - Susan BorgesThe Secret World Adventure Team (SWAT) recruits Ari and Tess for an important mission in New York City. Ari and Tess must try to save a rooftop skateboard park from being demolished by developers. Avid skateboarders, Ari and Tess love this wonderful rooftop park with its ramps and jumps disguised as creatures and strange twisted shapes, and they do not want to see it destroyed. They decide to try and win a radio station contest so that the prize money can be used to buy the building and save the park. As Ari and Tess frantically race through the city searching for each clue announced by the radio station, they explore New York City and readers of this exciting chapter book go along with them. On every page there are interesting details and fun facts about New York's tourist sites, restaurants, neighborhoods, and public buildings. Readers are taken through the subway stations and streets to Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Joe's Pickles at the corner of 5th and 22nd. As Ari and Tess race around after the clues, they maneuver their skateboards, and young readers will be thrilled by their "switch frontside flips" and "360 ollies." For children who like adventure and want to learn about one of America's biggest and most exciting cities, this entertaining chapter book is a must. There are numerous illustrations on every page, a detailed map of New York City, and a glossary of new words that will make this book very easy to understand and totally enjoyable. In or out of the elementary classroom, young readers will want to read this exciting chapter book again and again.
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