Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim

by William Pasnak
     
 

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Dario Cavalito has his summer plans all mapped out: he's going to split his time between the basketball court and his Uncle Vinny's café, the Via Granita, off Commercial Drive in a funky Vancouver neighborhood. His plans are derailed, however, when his mother tells him he's going to summer camp-to a water sports camp, no less. Dario can barely do the dog

Overview

Dario Cavalito has his summer plans all mapped out: he's going to split his time between the basketball court and his Uncle Vinny's café, the Via Granita, off Commercial Drive in a funky Vancouver neighborhood. His plans are derailed, however, when his mother tells him he's going to summer camp-to a water sports camp, no less. Dario can barely do the dog paddle, so he's not exactly thrilled. When he finally gets tired of playing sick and hiding in the camp's infirmary, he finds he actually kind of likes the water. As the camp's sailing regatta approaches, he fights to overcome the last of his reluctance and to win big. Packed with action and humour, Sink or Swim is a story about a boy overcoming his fears and striving for his best performance.

Editorial Reviews

Quill and Quire
"Dario's first-person narrative is energetic...Sink or Swim has its fair share of funny gags... sports enthusiasts will certainly enjoy Pasnak's vivid descriptions of the summer world of swimming, volleyball and sailing."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550284805
Publisher:
Lorimer, James & Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Lorimer Sports Stories Series , #5
Pages:
89
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

William Pasnak, a Vancouver-based writer, has twice won the R. Ross Annett Award for children's literature, given by the Writers' Guild of Alberta. He is also the author of Exit Stage Left and Sink or Swim.

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