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HMH Young Readers Fall 2018

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Survivor Diaries
Avalanche!
By (author): Terry Lynn Johnson Illustrated by: Jani Orban
9781328519061 Paperback, Trade English Age (years) from 7 - 10 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories Jul 03, 2018 Print Run: 50000
$8.99 CAD
Active 5.13 x 7.63 x 0.3 in 112 pages B&W illustrations Houghton Mifflin Harcourt HMH Books for Young Readers
A high-stakes adventure series perfect for fans of the I Survived series and Hatchet. Twelve-year-old twins Ashley and Ryan are skiing with their parents in Wyoming's Grand Teton Mountains where there is a ground-shaking rumble. Unstable snow rushes downhill and buries them in icy white. It will take all of their knowledge and grit to survive.
With seventeen years of hands-on experience and training in remote areas, survival expert Terry Lynn Johnson (Ice Dogs; Sled Dog School) creates on-the-edge-of-your-seat storytelling featuring the real skills that kids need to survive a disaster. This page-turner with illustrations includes survival tips from the National Avalanche Center and U.S. Forest Service. You could have a better chance of surviving a real-life avalanche after reading this book!
Stay calm. Stay smart. Survive.


Terry Lynn Johnson has lived in northern Ontario Canada for more than forty years. She's a conservation officer with seventeen years’ experience. For many years, she taught winter survival and quinzee construction as the owner-operator of a dogsledding business. Terry enjoys snowshoeing and dreaming up ways to survive the outdoors. www.terrylynnjohnson.com

(STAR) "While this is at its heart a well-researched, fast-paced, survivor story, it is also a coming-of-age tale with surprising vulnerability and depth. The feeling of living in a sibling's shadow will resonate with many readers, while the messages of tenacity and strength are inspirational. An online game and connections to other Survivor Diaries combine with its easy-reading type and fast, straightforward plot to make this an ideal story for transitioning readers."–Kirkus, starred review

"The inspiring messages, real-life advice, and glimpses at future career opportunities will make this a crowd pleaser." –School Library Journal

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