Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

by Shaun Smith
     
 

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Thirteen-year-old Paige Morrow becomes concerned when the farmer who owns the property her family cottage is on hires a creepy tree doctor. When Paige befriends the arborist's troubled teenage daughter, Janine, and her group of rowdy locals, she is pulled into a maze of dark secrets and shocking truths.

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Thirteen-year-old Paige Morrow becomes concerned when the farmer who owns the property her family cottage is on hires a creepy tree doctor. When Paige befriends the arborist's troubled teenage daughter, Janine, and her group of rowdy locals, she is pulled into a maze of dark secrets and shocking truths.

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Today's Parent

The idyllic sanctuary of Paige's Muskoka cottage is shattered when discord between her parents, a group of rowdy locals, trouble with her brother and a threat to her beloved grandfather's tree spiral into a life-and-death struggle.

— Stephanie Simpson McLellan

CM Magazine
...Shaun Smith uses language beautifully, paints vivid scenes, and builds the tension wonderfully in this coming-of-age story.

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A phenomenal read for young adults! Shaun Smith has written a novel rich in motifs and symbols that would appeal to both the male and female junior high aged reader. Rarely does an author or novel captivate the reader the way in which Shaun Smith has with Snakes and Ladders. A powerful summer read for any adolescent.

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"In Snakes and Ladders Smith adroitly captures this dichotomy showing the outsiders summer Muskoka experience in a place that for them is just as much a home as the city but closer to nature and freedom."

Today's Parent - Stephanie Simpson McLellan
The idyllic sanctuary of Paige's Muskoka cottage is shattered when discord between her parents, a group of rowdy locals, trouble with her brother and a threat to her beloved grandfather's tree spiral into a life-and-death struggle.

Muskoka magazine
"In Snakes and Ladders Smith adroitly captures this dichotomy showing the outsiders summer Muskoka experience in a place that for them is just as much a home as the city but closer to nature and freedom."

Kidzworld.com
...this book is touching, intriguing and devasting ... Snakes and Ladders is a story you won't soon forget (FOUR STARS).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550028409
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
01/12/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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