Into The Ravine by Richard ScrimgerInto The Ravine by Richard Scrimger

Into The Ravine

byRichard Scrimger

Paperback | August 14, 2007

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In the tar-melting heat of a suburban summer, everyboy Jules, athletic and handsome Chris, and oddball Corey (he laughs at gravel and anticipates zombie attacks) have lived side by side for most of their lives. Behind their backyards is a ravine through which flows a modest river. This familiar territory is by turns comforting and terrifying.

When a tornado brings down a big maple tree, the boys make a raft of the branches and set off downstream. After all, at thirteen they are old enough to take a day trip by themselves. On their way, the boys meet with a series of adventures that are funny at first glance but resonate deeply. They rescue a diabolical dog, confront a hydrophobic gang, and survive a waterfall. They are bombarded by bicycles, hoodwinked by hobos, and bewitched by bikinis. By accident, they crash a funeral, and, by design, they crash a pool party — with tragic results.

Urban blight and rural beauty, Into the Ravine is a journey where the geography mirrors the contradictions of the human heart. Renowned author Richard Scrimger draws on his powerful ability to tell a story that can truly make you laugh until you cry.
Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of eight novels for young readers, three picture books, and three books for adults. His works have been translated into eight languages, and have been critically acclaimed around the world. Columns detailing Richard’s adventures in parenthood have been published in The Globe and Mail, Chatel...
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Title:Into The RavineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 7.63 × 5.3 × 0.69 inPublished:August 14, 2007Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887768229

ISBN - 13:9780887768224

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Adventure This is a really great book for boys, it completely captures the essence of being a young teen boy. It's funny and full of adventure!
Date published: 2017-01-01

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Richard Scrimger’s Norbert books:“A hilarious, exciting roller coaster of evasions, captures, and escapes.… Snappy dialogue, humor, and clever plotting provide a rollicking adventure, with a subtext reminding readers to be sensitive to the feelings, concerns, and abilities of others.” — Booklist“Like its predecessor [The Nose from Jupiter], this wonderful story is filled with memorable characters, irreverent wit, exciting plot twists, and some touching moments as well.… Any teen reader with a taste for the absurd will love the latest adventures of Alan Dingwall and his alter ego, Norbert.” — Voya“Scrimger’s dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny and the action is fast-paced and slick.” — City Parent