Count Me In

Count Me In

by Sara Leach

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Twelve-year-old Tabitha is less than thrilled when her parents send her on a hiking trip with her cousins, Ashley and Cedar, and her Aunt Tess. For one thing, she's not much of a hiker. And she's pretty sure her cousins hate her. But even Ashley can't blame Tabitha for everything that goes wrong: the weather turns ugly, a bear comes into the cabin, Ashley and Tess are injured and Max, the family's beloved dog, disappears. When rescue finally arrives, Tabitha realizes that she is no longer the timid, out-of-shape girl she used to be. She's become strong, resourceful and brave in the face of adversity-no matter what form it takes.

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ISBN-13: 9781459800908
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 625 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sara Leach is a writer and teacher-librarian in Whistler, British Columbia. She loves hiking the nearby alpine trails with her husband and two children. Fortunately, they have never been stranded in any mountain huts, although they have endured many rainy days.

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Ashley pushed her on the next large rock and almost knocked her over. As her cousin leaped from rock to rock, Tabitha tried to follow but wasn't as sure of herself, especially on the slippery surfaces of the boulders.

"It's not a race," she said.

Ashley spun around on one foot and said in a sing-song voice, "Is the wittle baby getting tired?"

Before Tabitha could respond, Ashley spun back and jumped for the next rock. As she did, her back foot slipped out from under her. Her body landed flat across two rocks, and her cheek whacked the stone.

Tabitha winced.

Ashley lay still.

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Count Me In 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is funny, adventurous, and heartwarming. It makes you stop and think. Girls and boys alike would like this book. It's very well written and the story is well developed. I highly recommend this book!!!
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Tabitha is not happy to be spending the summer with her cousins, Ashley and Cedar, and her Aunt Tess in the wilderness of British Columbia. The hiking trip is meant as a getaway to spread Uncle Bruce's ashes on a mountain he loved. The siblings seems to hate Tabitha and they are both much more adept at roughing it than she is. After a bear steals their food, the four hikers try to make it back to civilization but rough weather forces them to return to the small cabin. Aunt Tess and Ashley are seriously injured so it's up to Tabitha and Cedar to keep level heads and try to figure a way out of their predicament. This adventure story will appeal to both girls and boys, particularly those with an interest in the outdoors. The vocabulary is appropriate to those reading a bit below grade level.