Search Results: "Will Hobbs"


BOOK REVIEW

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER by Will Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

Terlingua Ghost Town isn't a common destination for teenagers, but 14-year-old Dylan is hitchhiking his way there for a white-water-rafting adventure with his reclusive uncle and his boisterous cousin, Rio. Read full book review >

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GO BIG OR GO HOME by Will Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"With convincing, first-person narration, a fast pace and plenty of suspense, this is a welcome addition to Hobbs's extremely reader-pleasing work. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Extreme sports and extraterrestrial bacteria that thrive in extreme environments are the ingredients for Hobbs's latest adventure. Read full book review >

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NEVER SAY DIE by Will Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Solid adventure fare. (Adventure. 11-16)"
Half-Inuit Alaskan Nick, 15, finds adventure with his older, white half brother Ryan on a National Geographic photographic expedition in Yukon Territory. Read full book review >

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JACKIE’S WILD SEATTLE by Will Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Seattle-specific details ensure special fans among Seattle readers as well as among wild animal enthusiasts. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
An unsubtle but absorbing story about animal rehabilitation, the state of the world, fear, achievement, and trust. Read full book review >

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WILD MAN ISLAND by Will Hobbs
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"A rugged, satisfying episode for outdoorsy readers. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
In Hobbs's (Down the Yukon, 2001, etc.) latest wilderness survival tale, a Colorado teenager stranded on Alaska's remote Admiralty Island not only encounters bears, wolves, and a hermit with Stone Age weapons, but makes a startling archaeological discovery to boot. Read full book review >

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FAR NORTH by Will Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 1996

"The conflict between modern and traditional ways is pervasive, as Raymond, a misfit in both worlds, struggles to find out who he is. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Stranded in an uninhabited area of Canada's Northwest Territories, two teenagers and an old Indian hunter face a winter so brutal residents call it ``The Hammer.'' Gabe, 15, has come to boarding school in Yellow Knife to be nearer his oilman father. Read full book review >

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BEARDANCE by Will Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"With a sturdy conservation message, a survival story that will find a ready audience in Gary Paulsen and Jean Craighead George fans. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Ute teenager Cloyd Atcitty undertakes a spirit journey while caring for the last two grizzly cubs in the Colorado wilderness. Read full book review >

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LEAVING PROTECTION by Will Hobbs
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"For patient fishing enthusiasts who are willing to wait for a final thrill. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Though Protection is Robbie's Alaskan port where his family works at subsistence fishing, he leaves his safe childhood when he becomes the mysterious Tor's deckhand. Read full book review >

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THE MAZE by Will Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Both the breathtaking setting and the huge, rare birds are strong presences in this page-turner; Hobbs appends a condor release program's web address for interested readers. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A well-crafted, straight-up adventure story from Hobbs (Ghost Canoe, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BIG WANDER by Will Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Still, there are real-life garnishes of the period (bomb shelters; teenagers reading Profiles in Courage); readers who loved Brighty of the Grand Canyon may grow up to appreciate this regional homage as well. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Spurred on by the legendary status of his cowboy/prospector uncle Clay, and further inspired by James Stewart/John Wayne westerns, Clay Lancaster sets out to explore the Southwest's canyon country. Read full book review >