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"Up shot the kayak into the air, only to perform a harrowing back flip. Shoved helmet-first into the center of the spinning cocoon, Peter had never felt a force so determined to pry him from his boat. Hanging upside-down, gripping his paddle shaft with all his might, Peter waited, counted and prayed." Arch rivals and sometimes friends Peter and Jake are delighted to be part of a whitewater-rafting trip. But after a series of disasters leaves the group stranded in the wilderness, it's up to them to confront the dangerous rapids to search for help. ...
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"Up shot the kayak into the air, only to perform a harrowing back flip. Shoved helmet-first into the center of the spinning cocoon, Peter had never felt a force so determined to pry him from his boat. Hanging upside-down, gripping his paddle shaft with all his might, Peter waited, counted and prayed." Arch rivals and sometimes friends Peter and Jake are delighted to be part of a whitewater-rafting trip. But after a series of disasters leaves the group stranded in the wilderness, it's up to them to confront the dangerous rapids to search for help. This is the first title in the extreme outdoor sports series by Pam Withers.
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Fifteen-year-old Jake Evans, who lives in British Columbia, is a whitewater enthusiast who loves to kayak. He works hard to make money as a Junior Guide and cook for Sam's Adventure Tours. When the tour books a group to go up the Cattibone River with 175 miles of rapids, he wants to go with them on this raft trip that will take eight days. His friend Peter, from whom he has been estranged, and Peter's parents are part of the trip. Jake gets to go as long as he helps out and cooks for the guests. The trip has problems from the get-go and when their guide is seriously injured and needs medical help immediately and another guide is missing, the leader decides to send Peter and Jake out in the kayaks to get over the large falls and get help. Also sent out overland are a group of dentists who are on the tour and are hikers. An exciting read with great characterizations; the whitewater world comes to life vividly. The author, who has worked as a whitewater raft guide, knows her stuff and gets you involved quickly. Reluctant readers as well as adventure lovers will enjoy this book immensely. (Take it to the Extreme series). KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2003, Whitecap, Walrus, 174p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Barbara McKee
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552855102
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Take It to the Xtreme , #1
  • Pages: 184
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Pam Withers is as passionate today about outdoor adventure as she was while growing up in Wisconsin and the Dakotas. Throughout her career as an editor, journalist and associate publisher, Pam has pursued her passion for adventure sports as a whitewater raft guide and kayak instructor. She has been an associate editor of Adventure Travel magazine in New York. She currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband and son.

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Table of Contents

1 The Apprentice 1
2 Sam's Adventure Tours 13
3 Fast and Clean 22
4 Heading North 35
5 Welcome to the Cattibone 43
6 The Wild West 56
7 The Island 65
8 The Oar Raft 74
9 Peter's Story 85
10 Night of Nightmares 94
11 The Canyon 104
12 Mishap at Dusk 117
13 The Cave 129
14 The Logs' Promise 140
15 The Clearing 147
16 Moses 156
17 The Reunion 164
Acknowledgements 175
About the Author 176
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