Ramp Rats by Liam O'Donnell
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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 Liam O'Donnell

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Liam O'Donnell was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada when he was five years old. He studied media at Ryerson University and has worked on film sets in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. He is the author of the popular Max Finder Mysteries. Liam now teaches elementary school in Toronto. Visit www.liamodonnell.com for more information. Mike Deas is the illustrator of the bestselling Graphic Guide Adventure series. His love for illustative storytelling developed at an early age while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program in Vancouver helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike enjoys traveling, and he has worked in England and California as a concept artist, texture artist and art director in the video game industry. Mike and his wife, Nancy, live in sunny Victoria, British Columbia.
Published October 1, 2008 by Orca Book Publishers. 64 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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The overt messages (“People say skaters are fearless, but that isn’t true…Good skaters just face their fears”) and predictable ending ensure that this slim graphic novel is unlikely to appeal to most readers over ten, and certainly not a seasoned skater.

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Everyone tells Benny to stand up to Crunch, but that’s easier said than done–especially when Benny makes an ill-advised bet about who will win the upcoming skate competition, with the stakes being use of the park.

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