Search Results: "Will Hobbs"


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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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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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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 >

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CROSSING THE WIRE by Will Hobbs
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"He offers no easy answers and readers who accompany Victor might be enlightened to some harsh political realities. (Fiction. 10-16)"
Fifteen-year-old Mexican Victor Flores is the man of his family. Read full book review >

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RIVER THUNDER by Will Hobbs
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Hobbs (Ghost Canoe, p. 557, etc.) reunites the characters of Downriver (1991) for this rapids-shooting adventure. Read full book review >

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GHOST CANOE by Will Hobbs
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"A robust adventure in an intriguing setting. (map) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Hobbs (Beardream, p. 462, etc.), setting his novel on Washington's Cape Flattery in 1874, presents a hero who not only has the intelligence to solve a murder, but the resources to help bring a killer to justice. 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 >