Results for: pam withers

Below is a list of 21 the books by this author.

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1ST DESCENT
By: pam withers | Published: September 2011

Montana-born Rex loves nothing more than to take his kayak out on a river, the faster and more powerful the better. When he gets the opportunity to...

Montana-born Rex loves nothing more than to take his kayak out on a river, the faster and more powerful the better. When he gets the opportunity to tackle the well-named El Furioso in southwest Colombia, he is thrilled. He anticipates the river’s challenges, but finds himself in a situation where the real danger is human. In Colombia, he meets Myriam Calambás, an indígena, who has lived along the El Furioso all her life. Though she loves its rushing waters, she dreams of leaving to get an education so that she can help her people. Her dreams, and her very survival, are in the balance when she and Rex are caught up in the clash between paramilitaries, working for rich landowners, and guerillas, who are supposed to be protecting the poor. Pam Withers’ skill at writing about extreme adventures combines with a compelling story about an endangered world and a people struggling for their very right to exist.

Theme: Survival

  • ISBN
    9781770492578
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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1ST DESCENT
By: pam withers | Published: February 2013

Montana-born Rex dreams of following in his grandfather's footsteps and making a first descent down one of the world's last unconquered wild rivers....

Montana-born Rex dreams of following in his grandfather's footsteps and making a first descent down one of the world's last unconquered wild rivers. When he finally gets enough sponsors, Rex heads to South America to tackle the well-named El Furioso. And while he anticipates the river's challenges, he finds himself in a situation where the real danger is human. In Colombia, he hires a guide: seventeen year-old Myriam Calambás, an indígena who has lived along El Furioso all her life. Though she loves its rushing waters, Myriam longs to go to university, become a reporter, and tell the world what is happening to her people. Her dreams, and her very survival, are in the balance when she and Rex become caught up in the clash between the paramilitaries, who work for the rich landowners, and the guerillas, who are supposed to protect the poor. Pam Withers' skill at writing about extreme sports is reflected in this compelling novel about an endangered world and a people struggling for their very right to exist.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781770494121
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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ADRENALINE RIDE
By: pam withers | Published: April 2005

This is the third adrenalin-pumping outdoor sports adventure in the Take It to the Extreme series with best friends Peter and Jake. It`s summer...

This is the third adrenalin-pumping outdoor sports adventure in the Take It to the Extreme series with best friends Peter and Jake. It`s summer vacation, and when Ron, a former guide with Sam`s Adventure Tours, invites Jake and Peter to help develop a mountain bike trail in in British Columbia, near the American border, the boys can`t believe their luck. Or so they think. As they start working hard in an isolated park, the boys sense that Ron might not be telling the truth and they begin to question his motives. When Peter tells Jake about his misgivings, things start to heat up. Join the boys as they plunge into the mountain-biking descent of their lives.

Theme: Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9781552856048
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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ANDREO'S RACE
By: pam withers | Published: April 2015

Just as sixteen-year-old Andreo, skilled in death-defying ironman events in wilderness regions, is about to compete in rugged Bolivia, he and his...

Just as sixteen-year-old Andreo, skilled in death-defying ironman events in wilderness regions, is about to compete in rugged Bolivia, he and his friend Raul (another Bolivian adoptee) begin to suspect that their adoptive parents have unwittingly acquired them illegally. Plotting to use the upcoming race to pursue the truth, they veer on an epic journey to locate Andreo's birth parents, only to find themselves hazardously entangled with a gang of baby traffickers. Never suspecting that attempting to bring down the ring would endanger their very lives, the boys plunge ahead. Compelling, poignant, and heart-stopping, Andreo's Race takes readers on a perilous quest to discover the true meaning of family.

  • ISBN
    9781770497665
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BMX TUNNEL RUN
By: pam withers | Published: September 2005

Join Jake and Peter as they BMX their way through another adventure. " Pam`s books have wide appeal to boys and girls, to avid and reluctant...

Join Jake and Peter as they BMX their way through another adventure. " Pam`s books have wide appeal to boys and girls, to avid and reluctant readers, to teens and to younger children who are looking for a challenging high-interest book. " - The Bookmark Fifteen-year-olds Jake and Peter share a burning desire to excel at as many extreme sports as they can, and to surpass each other in the process. They always seem to land themselves in the middle of an action-packed, adrenaline-pumping adventure while they`re at it. In BMX Tunnel Run , the latest installment in Pam Withers` highly acclaimed series, the daredevil duo discover an underground maze of mining tunnels. Jake and Peter ride through their latest escapade on BMX bikes -- underground. Equipped with night-vision goggles, the teens have to defy a group of hostile riders as they struggle to find their way back to daylight. Along the way, the action is heightened when Peter is forced to deal with some personal misfortunes.

Theme: Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9781552859049
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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BREATHLESS
By: pam withers | Published: September 2005

Beverly is in Hawaii, helping her uncle at his dive shop, learning how to dive and trying to lose weight and get a boyfriend. When Garth, an...

Beverly is in Hawaii, helping her uncle at his dive shop, learning how to dive and trying to lose weight and get a boyfriend. When Garth, an accomplished diver, shows an interest in her, Beverly is ecstatic, until it turns out Garth is only interested in one thing. Struggling with failing strength from her self-imposed starvation diet, Beverly finds herself in deep trouble when she has to fight Garth off underwater. Also available in Spanish.

  • ISBN
    9781551434803
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BUNGEE JUMP
By: pam withers | Published: August 2016

Thirteen-year-old Chris and his family are setting up a bungee jump in his backyard. It's a real large-scale bungee jump off a bridge that connects...

Thirteen-year-old Chris and his family are setting up a bungee jump in his backyard. It's a real large-scale bungee jump off a bridge that connects his backyard to a small island owned by his family. Not only is it going to be the coolest attraction around, but it also provides Chris with an opportunity to watch a real engineer in action. Chris would be excited about it if things didn't keep going wrong. The rumors of hauntings on the island, once the site of a hospital for children with leprosy, are getting out of control. And there are mysterious mishaps on the bridge. Chris worries that all of these problems will keep customers away. And if the bungee jump isn't a success, his family will lose everything.

Theme: Orca Currents series

  • ISBN
    9781459812161
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CAMP WILD
CAMP WILD
By: pam withers | Published: N/A

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, Wilf figures he's too old for summer camp and plots his escape.

  • ISBN
    9781459827387
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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CAMP WILD
By: pam withers | Published: March 2005

Wilf is convinced his parents want nothing to do with him. When he isn't in school, he is left to his own devices or shipped away to camp. But at...

Wilf is convinced his parents want nothing to do with him. When he isn't in school, he is left to his own devices or shipped away to camp. But at fifteen, Wilf is adamant that he is too old for summer camp. When his parents ignore his protests and ship him off anyway, he knows how he will get their attention: He will escape from camp by canoe and spend the rest of his vacation alone in the woods, proving to his parents he deserves his independence. His plan begins to unravel when his cabin mate forces Wilf to take him along. Things go from bad to worse when a younger camper follows them and they all end up in a fight for their lives against the unforgiving river.

Theme: Orca Currents series

  • ISBN
    9781551433615
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CASSE-COUS
CASSE-COUS
By: pam withers | Published: October 2010

Les Casse-Cous doivent fair sept coups d'audace avant que leur rivaux, les Sauvages, n'en fassent autant. Avant un accident où il a perdu...

Les Casse-Cous doivent fair sept coups d'audace avant que leur rivaux, les Sauvages, n'en fassent autant. Avant un accident où il a perdu l'usage de sa jambe gauche, Kip était le leader des Casse-Cous. Il a maintenant de la difficulté à réussir les coups et il soupconne que les autres membres veulent l'exclure du club. À mesure que les coups deviennent plus difficiles, les Casse-Cous tentent de convaincre Kip qu'il ne sera peut-être pas à la hauteur. Kip refuse d'abandonner même s'il sait que ses amis ont probablement raison. Kip's only friends are the members of the Daredevil Club, a club whose mission is to complete seven dangerous dares before their rivals, the Wildmen, complete their list of dares. Before the cliff diving accident in which he lost the use of his leg, Kip had been the leader of the Daredevil club. Now he has difficulty completing the dares and suspects that his membership is threatened. As the daredevils plan their final stunt, a dangerous climb along a narrow steel shelf beneath a bridge, they try to convince Kip that he may not be up to the task. Kip refuses to back down even though he suspects his friends might be right.

Theme: High Interest Low Vocab, Orca Currents series

  • ISBN
    9781554693740
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of DAREDEVIL CLUB
DAREDEVIL CLUB
By: pam withers | Published: October 2006

Kip's only friends are the members of the Daredevil Club, a club whose mission is to complete seven dangerous dares before their rivals, the Wildmen,...

Kip's only friends are the members of the Daredevil Club, a club whose mission is to complete seven dangerous dares before their rivals, the Wildmen, complete their list of dares. Before the cliff diving accident in which he lost the use of his leg, Kip had been the leader of the Daredevil club. Now he has difficulty completing the dares and suspects that his membership is threatened. As the daredevils plan their final stunt, a dangerous climb along a narrow steel shelf beneath a bridge, they try to convince Kip that he may not be up to the task. Kip refuses to back down even though he suspects his friends might be right. Also available in French.

Theme: Orca Currents series

  • ISBN
    9781551436142
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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DRONE CHASE
By: pam withers | Published: January 2021

Ray will need every ounce of his drone skills and outdoor smarts to recover his missing bear cub before poachers get to it first. When his orphan...

Ray will need every ounce of his drone skills and outdoor smarts to recover his missing bear cub before poachers get to it first. When his orphan bear cub goes missing, sixteen-year-old drone enthusiast Ray McLellan decides to use his airborne spying skills to find it. Little does he know that a bear-poaching gang operating in the surrounding forest has drones too — and a cold welcome for those who would attempt to take them down. As a New York City kid recently forced to move to the Great Bear Rainforest by his parents, what Ray doesn’t have is a lifetime of outdoor instincts, or familiarity with the valley and its wildlife. That makes him very different from his grumpy grandfather, who — like his new school friends — berate his city-kid uselessness at every opportunity. Can Ray use his drones and drone smarts to prove himself, find his cub, and expose what’s going on in the woods?

Theme: Technology, Adventure

  • ISBN
    9781459747432
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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MOUNTAIN RUNAWAYS
By: pam withers | Published: January 2022

Will their wilderness skills be enough to survive the dangerous Rocky Mountains?First an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies kills their parents. Then...

Will their wilderness skills be enough to survive the dangerous Rocky Mountains?First an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies kills their parents. Then Children's Services threatens to separate them. That's when the three Gunnarsson kids decide to run away into the mountains and fend for themselves until the oldest turns eighteen and becomes their legal guardian. Not many would dare. But Jon, Korka, and Aron's parents ran a survival school.Turns out their plan is full of holes. When food and equipment go missing, and illness and injury strike, things get scary. They're even less prepared for encounters with dangerous animals and a sketchy woods dweller on their journey. On top of that, grief, cold, hunger, and sibling infighting threaten to tear them apart, and the search parties are closing in on them. Do the feisty three really have what it takes to survive?

Theme: Survival

  • ISBN
    9781459748316
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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MOUNTAINBOARD MANIACS
By: pam withers | Published: January 2008

Adventurous best friends Jake and Peter discover an exhilarating new sport. " Pam`s books have wide appeal to boys and girls, to avid and...

Adventurous best friends Jake and Peter discover an exhilarating new sport. " Pam`s books have wide appeal to boys and girls, to avid and reluctant readers, to teens and to younger children who are looking for a challenging high-interest book! " -The Bookmark Fifteen-year-old best friends Jake and Peter love trying out new extreme sports and competing with each other. Whether they`re on surfboards, snowboards or dirt bikes, they always stumble upon adrenaline-pumping adventure. Now Jake and Peter discover mountainboarding and decide it`s one of the best free-ride sports around. They set off to bomb down slopes on what looks like a snowboard with spring-loaded wheels. When a junior-guide training trip promises action on three of the Pacific Northwest`s largest mountains, Jake and Peter shrug off the fact that all are sleeping volcanoes that could erupt at any time. Things heat up when at least one of the mountains begins rumbling, and matters get even more complicated by Peter`s secret agenda, Jake`s inner turmoil, and the arrival of two girls and a nasty senior guide. Readers will remain at the edge of their seats as they find out whether Jake and Peter can get the group down the mountain alive in Mountainboard Maniacs , the explosive finish to Pam Withers` Take It to the Xtreme series.

  • ISBN
    9781552859155
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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PEAK SURVIVAL
By: pam withers | Published: April 2005

Jake, Peter and Moses are thrilled to spend their spring break helicopter skiing in the mountains. Jake, already a junior guide, is helping to train...

Jake, Peter and Moses are thrilled to spend their spring break helicopter skiing in the mountains. Jake, already a junior guide, is helping to train Peter. Moses, the helicopter pilot's son, is along for the fun. At the same time, Fiona, a snowboarding fanatic from England, is embarking on a snowboarding adventure on a nearby peak. Soon after takeoff, Fiona's helicopter crashes, killing the pilot and guide. The three boys — themselves stranded due to unexpected weather conditions — realize they must try to help her. Minutes after they rescue her, an avalanche rips the group apart and buries Jake. After rescuing Jake, the four recognize that they must save themselves. Thus begins their perilous ten-day descent. Faced with everything from finding shelter and surviving the cold, the group must use their skills to help each other survive. Do they have what it takes to make it out alive?

Theme: Reluctant Readers, Survival

  • ISBN
    9781552855300
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of SKATER STUNTBOYS
SKATER STUNTBOYS
By: pam withers | Published: April 2005

Real danger in the world of make believe. Fifteen year olds Jake and Peter land dream jobs: roles as skateboarding stuntboys on a movie set. But...

Real danger in the world of make believe. Fifteen year olds Jake and Peter land dream jobs: roles as skateboarding stuntboys on a movie set. But sabotage points to a jealous friend — but who? As if the pressure of performing on a movie set for a demanding director isn't enough, the boys have an uneasy relationship with three local skateboarding "toughs." Adding to their problems is a BMX bike gang determined to use ramps from which they've been banned. They'll do anything to use the ramps including befriending Jake's sister. Jake and Peter are coached by the town's new skate park manager — a former X-Games champ. But his flock of misfit helpers adds to the intrigue. When police chase down their street skating and someone lands in the hospital, the boys know it's time to get to the bottom of who has it in for them, and why. Skateboard Stuntboys is an action-packed story that never stops rolling.

Theme: Sports - Skateboard, Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9781552856475
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of STOWAWAY
STOWAWAY
By: pam withers | Published: August 2018

2020 Red Maple Fiction Award - Shortlisted "The fast-paced and suspenseful plot will keep readers rooting for Owen, Arturo, and the...

2020 Red Maple Fiction Award - Shortlisted "The fast-paced and suspenseful plot will keep readers rooting for Owen, Arturo, and the others." -School Library Journal Owen's plan to sail away on an adventure puts him on a collision course with some very dangerous people. When Owen's parents leave him on his own for a week, the sixteen-year-old gets bored and hatches a crazy idea: sneak onto the yacht that's visiting the sleepy Pacific Coast island where he lives and stow away on an adventure! Once on board the vessel, Owen quickly finds this is anything but innocent fun. The ship is packed with teenagers from Central America, and it looks like Owen has stumbled into a people-smuggling operation. Complications pile up and as things head from bad to worse, a haunting incident from Owen's past tightens its grip on him. There's only one way to break free and make his way home. Owen and the first mate, Arturo - a former street kid - must work together to commandeer the boat and win the trust of those on board. But who's friend and who's foe in the shifting tides?

  • ISBN
    9781459741911
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of SURF ZONE
SURF ZONE
By: pam withers | Published: September 2005

Jake and Peter find extreme adventure once again, after a scuba-diving accident leaves them and a surfer girl stranded on a deserted island with...

Jake and Peter find extreme adventure once again, after a scuba-diving accident leaves them and a surfer girl stranded on a deserted island with surfboards as their only means of escape. The storm of the century is fast approaching and the boys need to think fast if they're going to get home in one piece. Surf Zone is Jake and Peter's most action-packed and thrilling adventure yet. This adrenalin-pumping book is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Theme: Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9781552857182
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of TRACKER'S CANYON
TRACKER'S CANYON
By: pam withers | Published: July 2017

Nominated for the 2019 Red Maple Fiction Award When Tristan's dad disappears, he puts his tracking skills to the test to find him - but will...

Nominated for the 2019 Red Maple Fiction Award When Tristan's dad disappears, he puts his tracking skills to the test to find him - but will Tristan's talents save him if it turns out to be a trap? Thanks to his dad's coaching, sixteen-year-old Tristan is one of the best climbers and trackers in his small town. He can read footprints and bushes like they're security-camera footage, and fearlessly descend rock faces and waterfalls. But when his father disappears, leaving his mother too grief-stricken to function, the young canyoneer's life goes into freefall. Left in the hands of a well-meaning but incompetent uncle and a space-cadet housekeeper, Tristan finds life a struggle no matter how hard he works. When he nears the end of his rope at home, the teen decides to set off into Swallow Canyon in search of his father - only to realize that someone may be out to get him. Now the question is who's stalking whom, and are Tristan's skills up to the dangerous game playing out in the deep, shadowy canyon?

Theme: Survival

  • ISBN
    9781459739635
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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VERTICAL LIMITS
By: pam withers | Published: April 2006

This time, when Jake and Peter stumble upon adrenaline-pumping adventure, it`s high in the peaks of the Bugaboo Mountains just west of the Rockies....

This time, when Jake and Peter stumble upon adrenaline-pumping adventure, it`s high in the peaks of the Bugaboo Mountains just west of the Rockies. Fifteen-year-old Jake is obsessed with solo-climbing a soaring granite spire. His best friend, Peter, is as absorbed with filming Jake for a video as he is in not divulging his secret fear of heights to the runaway girl who joins them. Though a talented climber, the surly runaway girl seems possessed by a death wish. When Jake arrives at the halfway mark and cheerfully hangs his overnight cot on anchors at a death-defying 150-storey height above the ground, all seems well, but the next day, a lightning storm begins to unravel this carefully planned high-risk adventure. When a crisis prompts the girl to put her life at stake for Jake, it falls to Peter to overcome his fear to get everyone home safely. Packed with mountaineering lore and cliff-hanging tension, Vertical Limits features adventures in competitive gym climbing, outdoor urban climbing, and wilderness rock climbing.

Theme: Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9781552857830
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of WAKE'S EDGE
WAKE'S EDGE
By: pam withers | Published: January 2007

Since the Take It to the Xtreme series was launched, 15-year-old best friends Jake and Peter have survived whitewater rapids, an avalanche, a forest...

Since the Take It to the Xtreme series was launched, 15-year-old best friends Jake and Peter have survived whitewater rapids, an avalanche, a forest fire, movie stunt work, killer surf waves, perilous rock-climbing, and much, much more. In this latest installment of the series, Jake and Peter are junior instructors at a noisy wakeboard school that is attempting to share a remote lake with a community of save-the-Earth society dropouts (otherwise known as hippies) . Jake and Peter love performing their own tricks behind a powerboat driven by the school's founder, a macho young wakeboard fanatic known as "the party animal." Then, Peter decides to encourage the wild streak in a rebellious hippie girl across the lake. She runs away to hide in a nearby abandoned sawmill, only to discover it's not as abandoned as it looks. Community tensions soon erupt — and the boys get more than they bargained for.

Theme: Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9781552858561
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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