Running Behind

  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:cross-country running, pressures of competition, physical disabilities, family commitments, friendship
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  • Available:08/28/2018
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:2.9
  • Lexile:HL460L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W
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Even though he was once his biggest rival, Jake Jarvis is thrilled when Spencer Solomon agrees to join the Diamonds cross-country team to compete in the Barry's Bay provincial championships.

Everyone is pumped, everyone is focused, and Jake has to admit, he really likes their chances. At the last moment, Spencer informs the team that he can't go. Jake is furious. But when Spencer explains that he's worried about leaving his wheelchair-bound father alone, Jake gets to work on finding a solution to get Spencer and the Diamonds back on track.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!

"A fast-paced story…Well worth the read. Recommended."

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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