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Montana-born Rex loves nothing more than to take his kayak out on a river, the faster and more powerful the better. When he gets the opportunity to tackle the well-named El Furioso in southwest Colombia, he is thrilled. He anticipates the river’s challenges, but finds himself in a situation where the real danger is human.

In Colombia, he meets Myriam Calambás, an indígena, who has lived along the El Furioso all her life. Though she loves its rushing waters, she dreams of leaving to get an education so that she can help her people. Her dreams, and her very survival, are in the balance when she and Rex are caught up in the clash between paramilitaries, working for rich landowners, and guerillas, who are supposed to be protecting the poor.

Pam Withers’ skill at writing about extreme adventures combines with a compelling story about an endangered world and a people struggling for their very right to exist.

About the Author

Pam Withers is the author of fifteen bestselling outdoor-adventure novels for teens, several nominated for awards. A former whitewater kayak instructor and raft guide, she spent twenty years as a journalist and editor. She speaks extensively across North America and is co-founder of KeenReaders.com. She has one son and lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband, a university professor.

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ISBN:
9781770492578
Author:
Withers, Pam
Publisher:
Tundra Books (NY)
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.88 x 5.57 x 0.94 in 0.855 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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