Real Kids, Real Adventures #2: Whirlpool and Other True Stories

Real Kids, Real Adventures #2: Whirlpool and Other True Stories

by Deborah Morris
     
 
Real life dramas for kids, about kids! A Texas boy and his dog are sucked down into a flooded storm sewer as they play in a "puddle"... A Canadian teen climbs down a sheer 1,000-foot cliff to rescue his grandfather... An 11-year-old California boy is lured away by a neighborhood "friend" who takes him on a three-day chase across the nation.

Overview

Real life dramas for kids, about kids! A Texas boy and his dog are sucked down into a flooded storm sewer as they play in a "puddle"... A Canadian teen climbs down a sheer 1,000-foot cliff to rescue his grandfather... An 11-year-old California boy is lured away by a neighborhood "friend" who takes him on a three-day chase across the nation.

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
The stories are well dramatized....readers will surely catch the excitement, anxiety, and fear each boy feels as he struggles with the unexpected.
Dallas Morning News
You'll want to know what happens next.
Library Materials Guide
After reading one volume, I'm sure your readers will be asking for another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781928591139
Publisher:
Adventure Ink, Company
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Real Kids, Real Adventures Series, #2
Pages:
103
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Read an Excerpt

From "Whirlpool":

John laughed as he swam, pleased that he had tricked Peter. The water felt good, even though it was muddy. His mom might be mad about him swimming in his clothes and shoes, but it was worth it.
He was splashing along, Cinnamon paddling at his side, when he felt something gently tugging at his legs. It felt like an undercurrent, but that didn't make sense. The water wasn't moving. It was just a big, quiet lake in an empty field. John kicked hard, trying to swim forward. Instead, to his surprise, he was pulled sideways -- fast! Suddenly, the current was much stronger. Instead of sweeping him sideways, it was now sucking him down! "Help!" he sputtered. "Help!" He was still yelling when the muddy water closed over his head.

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