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A Graphic Guide Adventure
Graphic Novel 9-12
Pages: 64
Themes: graphic novel, survival, adventure
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2007
Lexile Level: GN530L
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Devin, Nadia and Marcus are on their way to visit their environmentalist parents who are working to stop a logging company from clear-cutting a remote valley. When their plane crashes and the pilot is killed, the kids are left to survive in the wild with Wiley, a government bureaucrat, who is the only other passenger on the plane. Learning to build a shelter and make a fire in the woods, they discover that Wiley is working with the logging company and will do anything to stop the secret getting out. On the run and in mortal danger, the three must outrun Wiley, escape a raging forest fire and outwit a hungry grizzly bear to make it to safety.

CM Magazine
"The design features of this book and colourful, glossy paper are sure to appeal to young readers...Recommended."
Booklist
"The easy-to-follow survival adventure will engage reluctant readers, especially ones curious about survival skills."
VOYA
"Tweens and younger teens will be drawn to the graphic style and story line."
Resource Links
"If you happen to have students that are struggling in reading I suggest that you introduce Wild Ride as it is sure to capture their interest and excitement!"
School Library Journal
"This title is perfect for reluctant readers and adventure aficionados."

Awards

Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee  | 2008 | Short-listed
CCBC Best Books starred selection  | 2008 | Commended
A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comic selection  | 2012 | Commended

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