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Out of Season

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Last year a fisherman shot a sea otter farther up the coast. He said it was destroying the catch. That's what happens to animals that eat fish around here. No one has time for them.

Maya sneaks out in her kayak every day to check on a family of sea otters living in nearby Riley Bay. She is determined to protect the sea otters, even if it means checking on them for the rest of her life. One morning, Maya discovers she's being watched. Who is it, and what are they doing? Soon Maya...

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Overview

Last year a fisherman shot a sea otter farther up the coast. He said it was destroying the catch. That's what happens to animals that eat fish around here. No one has time for them.

Maya sneaks out in her kayak every day to check on a family of sea otters living in nearby Riley Bay. She is determined to protect the sea otters, even if it means checking on them for the rest of her life. One morning, Maya discovers she's being watched. Who is it, and what are they doing? Soon Maya gets caught up in the dangerous race to save the sea otters-and her family's livelihood-from poachers.

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Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine
"An interesting, nail-biting book filled with suspense, [and] an easy, quick read with no difficult words...Worth reading for entertainment and educational reasons."
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"Features a high-energy plot rendered in accessible language...The narration is richly descriptive, so strongly visual readers will follow the story easily, and the breath-taking races and chase scenes create engaging drama and suspense...Provides an accessible, relevant reading experience for its intended audience."
Southwest Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group
"This quick read for grades 7-10 has a strong female main character, and her storyline will hold readers' attention...The suspense will keep readers reading till the end. This is a good addition for libraries looking for high-interest easy reading books."
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Two lighthearted hi/lo tales. In the first book, Angus has a crush on Ella and tells her that he is a mentalist. When her sketchbook goes missing, she enlists him and his best friend to help solve the crime. High jinks ensue along the way as the trio tries to track down the notebook. Out of Season focuses on Maya, a 14-year-old kayaker who loves sea otters. She sneaks out of her house every morning before school to watch them. Soon, she discovers that poachers are killing the otters, putting her life and her family's livelihood in danger. Both tales are suspenseful and filled with red herrings.—Lindsay Klemas, JM Rapport School for Career Development, Bronx, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459800960
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Series: Orca Currents Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 539,610
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: HL480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kari Jones is happy to call Victoria, British Columbia, home: a city where you can go down to the beach with your kayak, find an island, a lighthouse and an adventure, and be back in time for dinner. Kari is a college instructor who teaches students to write, but when school is out, she can often be found with her family and friends exploring the natural world and dreaming up adventures to share. Kari is the co-author of Hiking Adventures with Children as well as several essays and articles on being in nature with kids.
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Last year a fisherman shot a sea otter farther up the coast. He said it was destroying the catch. That's what happens to animals that eat fish around here. No one has time for them.

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