Bound To Stay Bound

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 Overboard! Book 1
 Author: Johnson, Terry Lynn

 Illustrator: Orban, Jani

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 103 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 495415 ISBN: 9780544970106
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Subjects:
 Survival skills -- Fiction
 Lost children -- Fiction
 Atlantic Ocean -- Fiction

Price: $15.11

Summary:
Book 1--Eleven-year-old Travis and twelve-year-old Stacey, separated from their families after being thrown into the Atlantic off the coast of Washington, battle hypothermia as they struggle to survive. Includes Coast Guard-approved cold-water survival tips.

Series:
Survivor Diaries, Bk. 1


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.90
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 189576
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 69865

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/17)
   School Library Journal (09/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2017 Gr 3–5—Johnson, author of Ice Dogs, presents an exciting new adventure/survival series. Each book starts out the same way: with a flashback to prior events. In short order, two friends or siblings find themselves alone when disaster strikes. It is up to the youths to use their resources and ingenuity to reach safety. There is often more than one hurdle to overcome, and just when the situation seems bleak and insurmountable, the teens rely on each other and persevere. At the conclusion of each text, readers are left with an open-ended question: What would you do to survive if you encountered a similar situation? Teachers could incorporate those essential questions into writing prompts or topics of discussion. Johnson also includes important survival tips from the U.S. Coast Guard and wilderness survival advice about hypothermia, bears, and avalanches. An interactive online site featuring games and resources provides further exploration for fans. The short chapters, large typeface, and simple sentences make this ideal for reluctant or struggling readers. VERDICT The inspiring messages, real-life advice, and glimpses at future career opportunities will make this a crowd pleaser. Hand to kids who enjoyed Laura Tarshis's "I Survived" series or Jeff Probst's "Stranded" books.—Laura Dooley-Taylor, Lake Zurich Middle School North, IL - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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