Ramp Rats: A Graphic Guide Adventure

Awards:   Commended for Resource Links The Year's Best 2008 (Canada)
Author:   Liam O'Donnell ,  Mike Deas
Publisher:   Orca Book Publishers,Canada
ISBN:  

9781551438801


Pages:   64
Publication Date:   01 October 2008
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Ramp Rats: A Graphic Guide Adventure


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  • Commended for Resource Links The Year's Best 2008 (Canada)

Overview

Fresh from his adventures in Wild Ride , Marcus is back and helping his cousin, Bounce, learn to skate. Between learning how to ollie and do a 50-50 grind, Bounce and his friends also have to avoid the skate-park goons and take on the outlaw bikers who are terrorizing the small town. Excitement, action and some radical skating tips. Hang on for another wild ride!

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Author:   Liam O'Donnell ,  Mike Deas
Publisher:   Orca Book Publishers,Canada
Imprint:   Orca Book Publishers,Canada
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 19.00cm
Weight:   0.160kg
ISBN:  

9781551438801


ISBN 10:   1551438801
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   01 October 2008
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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This book is a demonstration of perfect pairing... as Ramp Rats takes two things kids love, skateboarding and graphic novels, and combines them to create a wonderful values story.


A graphic novel which uses engaging illustrations, believable dialogue and realistic situations to convey a fun and interesting story...Recommended. -- (09/01/2008) Recommended. --Tucson Unified School District (01/01/2009) Fast paced action in an urban setting will capture the attention of the target audience, keeping them turning the pages as Bounce learns to stand up to someone who has been pushing him around for too long. --Canadian Teacher Magazine (01/01/2009) The concept of this book is both clever and creative. Recommended. -- (02/01/2009) Aside from the action-packed story, great characters, and colorful artwork, this graphic novel adventure includes an array of practical skateboarding tips for beginners. --Booklist (09/01/2008) The book's fun, stylish art and underdog story will appeal to many readers. --School Library Journal (03/01/2009) The explanations of how to do each trick are well-integrated into the story...The artwork has a cheery, inviting, Saturday-morning quality to it, and the cast is ethnically diverse without skin colors being an element in the story...Recommended for most graphic novel collections, particularly where skateboarding is popular. -- (01/26/2009) A well-written comic book about skateboarding with a fun cast of characters and engaging artwork, with actual skate tips and tricks...interspersed throughout the book, this is the ultimate comic for reluctant readers and skate fans alike! -- (08/01/2009) This book is a demonstration of perfect pairing... as Ramp Rats takes two things kids love, skateboarding and graphic novels, and combines them to create a wonderful values story. -- (12/01/2008)


Recommended. --Tucson Unified School District (01/01/2009) The book's fun, stylish art and underdog story will appeal to many readers. --School Library Journal (03/01/2009) The explanations of how to do each trick are well-integrated into the story...The artwork has a cheery, inviting, Saturday-morning quality to it, and the cast is ethnically diverse without skin colors being an element in the story...Recommended for most graphic novel collections, particularly where skateboarding is popular. -- (01/26/2009) A graphic novel which uses engaging illustrations, believable dialogue and realistic situations to convey a fun and interesting story...Recommended. -- (09/01/2008) Aside from the action-packed story, great characters, and colorful artwork, this graphic novel adventure includes an array of practical skateboarding tips for beginners. --Booklist (09/01/2008) Fast paced action in an urban setting will capture the attention of the target audience, keeping them turning the pages as Bounce learns to stand up to someone who has been pushing him around for too long. --Canadian Teacher Magazine (01/01/2009) The concept of this book is both clever and creative. Recommended. -- (02/01/2009) A well-written comic book about skateboarding with a fun cast of characters and engaging artwork, with actual skate tips and tricks...interspersed throughout the book, this is the ultimate comic for reluctant readers and skate fans alike! -- (08/01/2009) This book is a demonstration of perfect pairing... as Ramp Rats takes two things kids love, skateboarding and graphic novels, and combines them to create a wonderful values story. -- (12/01/2008)


Author Information

Liam O'Donnell is an author and educator who has created over forty books and graphic novels for young readers, including the Max Finder Mystery, Graphic Guide Adventures, West Meadows Detectives series. He was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada when he was five years old. He studied media at Ryerson University and has worked on film sets in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Liam lives in London, Ontario. Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, including Dalen and Gole and the Graphic Guide Adventures series. While he grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling, Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike and his family live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

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