Toronto: H-I-P Books, 2005. 91 p.
(New Series Canada)
Ages 12 to 15
Avalanche tells the story of a tragic school trip in the mountains of British Columbia. The author brings out amazing facts about avalanches as he weaves a gripping story. In just 20 seconds, the camp is buried under snow, leaving only an hour to find survivors.
New Series Canada novels are designed for reluctant readers. The plot is fast-paced to draw them in and the subject material is chosen to appeal to their age group. Two illustrations per chapter support the story and help comprehension. A teacher's guide is available for each novel.