Kayak Combat

by Eric Howling

Cody is about to find out what it's like to no longer be the best kayaker in his club, and learn a few lessons about competition along the way.

Kayak Combat is set in the highly competitive sport of kayak racing.
When it's announced that Cody's Calgary kayaking club will host a Canada-wide competition, no one doubts that Cody will represent them. He is the team's best paddler, after all. But Cody and the others aren't counting on a new guy from Ontario arriving who can out-paddle them all. Cody's desire to be the best is put to the test one stormy day when he notices his rival's kayak missing from the clubhouse. Cody has a choice to make: attempt a solo rescue, or eliminate the competition...
This story about overcoming rivalry and learning to put others first is sure to make a splash with reluctant readers.

About the Author

ERIC HOWLING is an advertising copywriter living in Calgary. His novels in Lorimer's Sports Stories series have been shortlisted for the Hackmatack Children''s Choice Book Award, selected as a Resoure Links Year''s Best, and selected by the Canadian Children's Book Centre as Best Books for Kids & Teens.

Reviews

"I love reading stories where it is obvious that the author really knows their setting...A great read."
Rated E [Excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!
Susan Miller, Resource Links - Vol. 16, No. 1
"For middle school male sports enthusiasts, Howling's novel will quickly grasp and hold their attention."
CM Magazine

Awards

Hackmatack Childrens Choice Book Award
2011
Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre
2011
One of the Year's Best -- Resource Links
2010

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