Surfers of Snow

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Someone is sabotaging the ski resort of Sighing Pass, and it is up to a group of snowboarding teens to figure out who in this sports-oriented mystery. Sixteen-year-old Tanner lives to snowboard in his Canadian hometown. Many resort officials blame the snowboarders for causing accidents on the slopes, but after a series of mysterious avalanches threaten to close the resort, Tanner and his friends investigate the reason behind the mishaps. When one of the snow-surfers is killed, Tanner uses his skills along with the latest in GPS (Global Positioning Systems), snow, and survival technology to set a trap for the saboteurs. The plot culminates in a forbidden snowboarding contest and a race down the slopes; the culprits are found, the resort is saved, and Tanner finds a "board Betty" girlfriend along the way. This above-average novel aimed at snowboarding teens contains enough twists in the mystery and sufficient character development to rank it above the standard sports paperback. Tanner is a likeable, realistic teen, and his avid interest in snowboarding reflects how many teens feel about the sport. His friends, single mother, and girlfriend are well-drawn side characters, and the mystery is unpredictable enough to keep teens reading. Buy where sports stories circulate, and buy multiple copies in snowboarding country. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P J S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 1999, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 153p, $4.95 pb. Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Hillary Theyer

SOURCE: VOYA, December 2000 (Vol. 23, No. 5)

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
In this snowboarding mystery, avalanches threaten the survival of a small ski resort in Canada. A handful of dedicated snowboarders figure out that the avalanches are no accident. It's a little hard to swallow that the kids figure this out independently--after all, wouldn't the resort have at least considered bringing in an expert to examine the snowpack and clear its good name? Askew's narrative tends to plod, and her dialogue is somewhat leaden. But Surfers of Snow should have a built-in audience among young 'boarders. The terminology and long, loving descriptions of snowboarding will probably bore everyone else. 1999 (orig. 1998), Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ages 10 to 13, $4.95. Reviewer: Donna Freedman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550413793
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Pages: 153
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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