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Jul 01, 1995
| ISBN 9780440410287
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Dec 24, 2008
| ISBN 9780307519221
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Jul 01, 1995 | ISBN 9780440410287 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Dec 24, 2008 | ISBN 9780307519221 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Slow-learner Daniel Martin escapes his peers’ teasing by spending most of his time outdoors. But when a van crash plunges him and a gang of bullies in the river, Daniel must choose between saving himself and risking his life to save the others. The tables are turned when Daniel, always the joke, becomes the hero and the only one who can save his classmates from the perilious rapids of the rivers.
Slow learner Daniel Martin escapes peer teasing by spending most of his time outdoors, and when a van crash plunges him and a gang of bullies in the river, Daniel must choose between saving himself and risking his life to save the others.
Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the American Library Association for his lifetime achievement in young adult… More about Gary Paulsen
author fun factsBorn: May 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota Previous jobs: Farm hand, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, dogsled racer, teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singerHobbies: Sailing, collecting and riding Harley Davidsons; twice ran the Iditarod, the challenging 1,000 mile dogsled race across AlaskaInspiration for writing: After a librarian gave him a book to read–along with his own library card–Gary was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.
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