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Running Behind

by Sylvia Taekema

tagged: track & field, self-esteem & self-reliance, special needs
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Description

Even though he was once his biggest rival, Jake Jarvis is thrilled when Spencer Solomon agrees to join the Diamonds cross-country team to compete in the Barry's Bay provincial championships. Everyone is pumped, everyone is focused, and Jake has to admit, he really likes their chances. At the last moment, Spencer informs the team that he can't go. Jake is furious. But when Spencer explains that he's worried about leaving his wheelchair-bound father alone, Jake gets to work on finding a solution to get Spencer and the Diamonds back on track.

About the Author
Sylvia Taekema's first novel, Seconds, was voted a Silver Birch Express Award Honour Book. She enjoys visiting classrooms and libraries and meeting with readers and writers of all ages. She also loves to read, bake cookies and go on camping adventures with her family. She lives in Chatham, Ontario. For more information, visit www.sylviataekema.wordpress.com.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Editorial Review

&quotA fast-paced story…Well worth the read. Recommended.&quot

— CM Magazine

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