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Skinner's Banks
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Skinner's Banks

By Brad V. Cowan

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Series: The Seven Stair Crew

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Cale Finch has just won second place in a skateboarding competition when he's ambushed on his way home by a member of a rival crew, the Mental Posse. They steal the money that Cale was going to use to replace his broken skateboard. Cale feels embarrassed by what happened, so he doesn't tell anyone right away.
Eventually, Mark Skinner, an older skater, finds out, and offers to help Cale get the money back. But before he does, tragedy strikes and Mark is killed in a car accident. Cale has to deal with the loss of his friend and hero -- and find the courage to stand up to the bullies himself.


Commended - One of the Year's Best for 2013 - Resource Links - 2013

"Skinner's Banks is generally well-written, with a likeable central character many will find themselves cheering for, a main theme those involved with skateboarding and film-making will find easy enough to follow, and subplots that sustain and deepen interest."

- Jocelyn Reekie CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Does an incredible job at bridging the gap between readers and skaters... Cowan uses terminology and a vocabulary that the reader will understand in a way that is not belittling or counterfeit. All readers will still get something out of this well-written sports adventure book. I'd recommend this for any classroom from grade 5 to 8 with hesitant readers." Rated G-E, good to excellent

- Michael Rogowski Resource Links

Growing up, Brad V. Cowan was no stranger to the best places to skate in and around Toronto. He now writes for television and film and produced the West 49 Ambition Camp TV series, in which eight of the country's best skaters went head-to-head in a skateboarding competition. He lives in Toronto.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405226
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 160 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405219
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405233
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV005000, JUV032140, JUV039030
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 12
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.9
Lexile Reading Level: 920L


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