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Liam O'Donnell

writing for young minds

Wild Ride

Wild Ride: Graphic Guide Adventures #1

Praise for Wild Ride

“Perfect for reluctant readers and adventure aficionados.”
School Library Journal

“Easy-to-follow survival adventure will engage reluctant readers”

“Edgy, clever illustrations and the zippy back-and-forth dialogue . . . fast-paced, well-drawn story.”
Quill and Quire

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2012 A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comic selection
2008 CCBC Best Books starred selection
2008 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award nominee

Book Description

When their plane goes down in the remote wilderness, Devin, Nadia and Marcus are in a race for their lives. But the roaming bears and harsh outdoors are not the only dangers they face.

As they learn make shelter out of tree branches and build a fire from scratch, they discover that Wiley, the only surviving adult in their group, is not all that he seems. He has a secret to keep and will do anything to stop it getting out. On the run and in danger, the three must outrun Wiley, escape a raging forest fire and outwit a hungry grizzly bear to stay alive.

Combining pulse-pounding adventure and survival skills in a colorful graphic novel format, Graphic Guides are sure to be a hit with young readers.

Wild Ride is illustrated by Michael Deas and packed with survival tips from how to build a fire to surviving a bear attack and more.

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