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Wild River Hardcover – June 9, 2009
Collection of Five "Who Was" Biographies
In this box set, discover the life and times of five icons of black history and celebrate the difference they made in the world. Hardcover
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The beginning of the trip was easier than Ryan thought it would be. The river was high, and easy to navigate; the sunshine and the fishing were great. Ryan almost began to enjoy himself. The first whitewater chute was exciting and a little scary, but the second chute was bigger, louder, and more dangerous. Just as they started down, Ryan saw something ahead: a black log, right in the middle of the chute, with a jagged end pointing straight at them, and it wasn't moving. Not at all.
When their rubber kayak was impaled by the log, the boys were thrown out into the river. Ryan swam for shore, but Tanner floated downriver, unconscious. Ryan's adventures, pulling his brother to shore and working to save his life and rescue both his brother and himself, make an exciting story for ages 8-12. Especially good for reluctant readers, as the adventures are non-stop, and the style of writing is lively.
This realistic fiction book tells the nail-biting story of two brothers that face some crazy situations. The story is set in the summer, at the Boulder River where almost the entire story is staged. This story is written to entertain, and by all means, it does. The short chapters and detailed writing makes this book an interesting and fun read. Also, the songs that Ryan sings throughout the book offer a comic relief to such a serious plot.
The main characters, the two brothers are complete opposites, the older brother, Tanner being the outdoorsy guy¡¦s guy and his younger brother Ryan as the quiet computer and video game nerd. Tanner is well known, popular, known as a local hero for saving a man from a burning house, always doing the right thing, and able to somehow always get his way. While Tanner is quiet, mink, and enjoys spending time gaming and avoiding any outdoor event. Tanner was able to talk his brother into going on a kayak and fishing trip despite all of Ryan¡¦s attempts to avoid going. Little did they know they would be faced with a life altering situation. Within the first few hours of being alone on the Boulder River, something horrible happens. The kayak meets a jagged log and the brothers are thrown out of the kayak. The story goes on to explain how Tanner is knocked unconscious and it¡¦s up to Tanner to help him! The audience is quite aware that it¡¦s a problem that Ryan is in complete charge of taking care of Tanner, wanting to the roles to be switched because this is Tanner¡¦s domain, not Ryan¡¦s.Read more ›
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There is a great deal of suspense and apprehension that build as a younger brother attempts to assist an older brother during a river kayaking experience. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joyce E. Eddy
Wjen I read this book I loved It! But the only prob. was, it ended super fast. :( I mean it was talking about how or what it is like to almost sie and then he comes home andthen... Read morePublished on December 19, 2013 by MBscoobylove