Sage is used to being the fastest runner, the quickest climber, and the strongest swimmer around. And she's also used to taking charge. But when the second race course has the red team diving underwater to explore the Great Barrier Reef, it's trusting her teammates that matters most. It's sink or swim time.... Each chapter in this action-packed adventure series is bursting with totally true facts about wild and wonderful creatures, dangerous habitats, maps, and more!
About the Author
Kristin Earhart grew up riding horses, pestering her cat, and reading books about amazing animals. These days, she lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York, and writes books of her own. She still loves animals. But now, when she pesters her cat, the surly cat pesters back.
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Great Reef Games (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This was a fun adventure, but it seemed to stall a little bit a few times. In this episode of Race the Wild, Sage is struggling with some issues that I'm not sure if most children would understand. However, for those dealing with a ill or injured family member, this would be a great book to explore some of those emotions. Sage is distracted and a few times misses important things that could cost her team the lead. Having been the strong leader in the past, she is scared to open up and show weakness. In the same fashion as the previous Race the Wild, we do get to see and explore a fun new ecosystem. I'm really loving the animal facts and even I learned a few interesting things myself. Kids will love these facts which are presented as fast little "commercials" from the regular story. A fun ecosystem to explore and some great moments of discovery make this a really great story. I just worry that Sage's issues may not ring with everyone in the target audience.
This realistic fiction book is an adventure story that takes place in the ocean. There’s a competition going on that reminds me of an underwater version of television’s “The Amazing Race”. The competitors are on small teams, and they are very interesting. I think I would want to be friends with them if they were in real life because they are good team players, creative, and willing to take risks. One of my favorite things about the book is the way the author gives fact pages between chapters. I learned lots of new things about black reef sharks, coral, green turtles and other parts of the Great Barrier Reef. Another one of my favorite parts is when some of the characters parasailing and saw a whale. It sounds like so much fun! That’s something I’d like to do someday. I rate this book at 4 stars, because based on the title I thought there would be games in it that I could play; instead it was actually a story with characters that play an underwater adventure game. That tricked me. Reviewed by Lucy H., age 8, Tampa Bay Mensa