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BIG RIG RUSTLERS

Author: Max Eliot Anderson

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Publisher: Tweener Press,Baker Tritten Press,

Material: paperback

Summary: Todd and his sister, Mandy, are excited about their invitation to participate in the spring roundup on Uncle Reid’s cattle ranch in Wyoming. Still, there are some daunting challenges: learning to ride a horse, work a herd, endure the discomforts of life on the range, deal with rattle snakes and … cattle rustlers. That’s a tall order by anyone’s standards, would these two city kids be able to take care of themselves? This is a Western adventure story for Tweeners and reluctant readers.

Type of Reading: family reading, read aloud book, remedial reader, independent reading

Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 12; read yourself: 8 to 12

Interest Level: 6 to 12

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: Parents and teachers of adolescents should have this laying around the room. At home, it is a book that you can hand to a 10-year-old who has just said, "I’m bored!" At school, it can be read to a group as a reward. This author writes for pre-teens and tweeners knows how to capture and keep their attention.

Pros: This is an adventure story that young teens will enjoy. Along with the twists and turns of the plot, the characters are presented with some ethical and moral issues that will cause the reader to consider what she/he would do in similar circumstances.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. This is a good book when you are looking for a wholesome and believable adventure story to which adolescents can relate. It is the type of story that will be read more than once by the owner and probably shared with friends.

If You Liked This Book, Try: SECRET OF ABBOTT'S CAVE   THE APPARITION TRAIL   THE MISSING CANARY

Educational Themes: This book can be used to stimulate story ideas for creative writing. It also provides material for group discussion.

Literary Categories: Fiction - mystery, adventure, Christian, Westerns

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2007

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