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also available: Paperback
category: Children's Fiction
published: Apr 2018
ISBN:9781554696949
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Ramp Rats

A Graphic Guide Adventure

by Liam O'Donnell, illustrated by Mike Deas

tagged: skateboarding, bullying, mystery & detective
Description

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!

About the Authors
Liam O'Donnell is the author of many books for young readers and the creator of Max Finder Myster, an award-winning monthly comic strip for Owl magazine. Liam grew up in London, Ontario, in a busy house with three birds, two sisters and one brother. He now lives in Toronto, Canada with his partner, Melanie.

MIKE DEAS est auteur-illustrateur de bandes dessinées, telles que Tank and Fizz and The Case of the Tentacle Terror. Il signe aussi les illustrations de la série Graphic Guide Adventure. Sa passion pour l'illustration a été entretenue tout au long de son enfance à l'île Saltspring, en Colombie-Britannique où il habite encore aujourd'hui.

MIKE DEAS is an author-illustrator of graphic novels, most recently Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus. His love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comic selection
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
  • Short-listed, Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award nominee
  • Commended, Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
Editorial Reviews

"The book's fun, stylish art and underdog story will appeal to many readers."

— School Library Journal

"A graphic novel which uses engaging illustrations, believable dialogue and realistic situations to convey a fun and interesting story...Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"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

"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

"Recommended."

— Tucson Unified School District

"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!"

— Library Media Connection

"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."

— Resource Links

"The concept of this book is both clever and creative. Recommended."

— The Bookmark - BCTLA

"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."

— NMRLS Youth Services Book Review

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