Bull Rider

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About The Book

All it takes is eight seconds....

Cam O'Mara, grandson and younger brother of bull- riding champions, is not interested in partaking in the family sport. Cam is a skateboarder, and perfecting his tricks -- frontside flips, 360s -- means everything until his older brother, Ben, comes home from Iraq, paralyzed from a brain injury.

What would make a skateboarder take a different kind of ride? And what would get him on a monstrosity of a bull named Ugly? If Cam can stay on for the requisite eight seconds, will the $15,000 prize bring hope and a future for his big brother?

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (February 2009)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416961307
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99
  • Lexile ® 650

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Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List (IN)
  • Texas Lone Star Reading List
  • Nevada Young Reader's Award Nominee
  • Texas Tayshas Reading List
  • Truman Reader Award Nominee (MO)

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