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The Sinkhole
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The Sinkhole

By Brad V. Cowan

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Series: The Seven Stair Crew

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With the arrival of a mysterious letter from Cales estranged father, what looked to be a dull, hot summer becomes an exciting adventure for the Seven Stair Crew!

A series of clues sends the boys on a quest to find "The Empire" -- four super-secret skateboard sites with some of the most thrilling, gnarly set-ups around. Even Toby, the clumsy SSC wannabe, gets pulled into the action, despite the objections of some of the Crew.

But for Cale, it turns out that the quest for the Empire isn't just about skateboarding. It's also a personal journey of discovery -- about his own character and about the dad he never knew.


Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens - 2015

"A little bit of mystery, a little sports fiction, a little bit of drama, all rolled up in an entertaining story. Readers will be drawn in by the descriptions of the skateboarding moves and the mysterious clues to the extreme skateboarding locations, but they will stay to watch Cale discovering his own identity and his relationship to his absent father."

- Kimberly Barber, Librarian, NetGalley Reviewer

"[A contagiously enthusiastic account of skateboarding. It will delight skateboarders and provide non-skaters with an inside look at skateboarding culture and its terminology."

- Joan Givner, Resource Links

"This book fills a niche for lovers of skateboarding. It deals thoughtfully with the themes of friendship, tolerance and divorce in an engaging manner."

- Shannon Perry, Educator at Hood River County School District

"Great book! Fast pace, simple but interesting content. Would definitely buy this for my junior high students. Think the skateboarders would like it."

- Alyssa Campbell, Librarian, NetGalley Reviewer

"There is plenty here to engage a reluctant reader . . . Language, action, and a puzzle to be solved keep the reader moving from start to a satisfying finish."

- Aileen Kay Librarian at St. Mary's School

BRAD V. COWAN is a TV writer/producer. His credits include the West 49 Ambition Skatecamp TV series and episodes of MuchMusics Video on Trial. He lives in Toronto. Brad is also the author of Street Kings and Skinners Banks, the first and second novels in the Seven Stair Crew trilogy.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 3rd September 2014
ISBN: 9781459407237
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 3rd September 2014
ISBN: 9781459407244
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 3rd September 2014
ISBN: 9781459407251
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV000000, JUV032140
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 12
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.6
Lexile Reading Level: 830L


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