Avi is the award-winning author of more than seventy-five books for young readers, ranging from animal fantasy to gripping historical fiction, picture books to young adult novels. Crispin: The Cross of Lead won the Newbery Medal, and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth were awarded Newbery Honors. He is also the author of the popular Poppy series. Avi lives outside Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at www.avi-writer.com.
Devil's Raceby Avi, Lisa Falkenstern (Illustrator)
"When you're dead, you're dead," his uncle tells him, but John Proud fears otherwise. The sixteen-year-old's namesake, his great-great-great-great-grandfather, who died back in 1854, was found guilty of being a demon and hanged. Now his malevolent spirit is back, wreaking havoc and looking for a healthy new body to take over.
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- December 23, 1937
- Place of Birth:
- New York, New York
- University of Wisconsin; M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University, 1964
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John was just a normal sixteen year old but when he goes through his family tree, he finds the families dark secret. As John looks deeper into his families history, he will find him self fighting the demon of his families past. John Proud, who's sixteen, has to do a project over his family tree but when he tells his grandfather, he tells him about his great-great- great- grandfather John Proud. But when he goes to John Proud's grave, his life is in jeopardy as John Proud comes back to life. Over all this was a great book. This is a perfect book if you like haunting or mystery type of book. But if it was me I would change the ending of this book. This is a awesome book but I don't suggest to buy it.but check it out from your library .
This book leaves you on the edge of your seat after every time you read! Full of suspense and is a great book that is good for 6th graders.
Readers will flip through pages following John Prouds story. This book will provide a lot of suspense, with a climax that will be sure to hook even those who do not like reading to read the rest of the book. Avi will surprise you in Devil's Race!
This book was great. It had suspense everywhere. John Proud the main character is getting ready to face his biggest fear. Himself or his 4th great grandfather. Will John's evil 4th great grandfather take over John's body? Read the book.
it was a great book fillled with page tuning supinse
the book was great becase it was filled with supinse and outher stuff to keep u reading