Josh Ladd becomes an unwilling paddler when King Kong, the local bully, challenges neighbor boys to a Hawaiian outrigger canoe race. Josh and the other boys play by the rules, but not Kong. The unexpected results involve being caught in a monstrous storm at sea, a sinking canoe, a dramatic rescue and a lesson about the difference between winning and how you play the game.
Twelve-year-old Josh Ladd longs to see his best friend who moved to Hawaii. On the way home from his California school a stranger approaches Josh to ask suspicious questions. This small incident turns into major danger when Josh and his family fly to Hawaii and the mysterious stranger follows them. The friends are thrust into all kinds of high adventure and danger throughout the 15-book series.
Lee Roddy, a best-selling author and award-winning novelist, has written more than sixty books including this popular series for young readers. The adventure-packed books follow the Ladd family around the world. These Christian -based novels are ideal for young boys, ages 8 to 12 and reluctant readers.
THE DANGEROUS CANOE RACE - BOOK 4 - Ladd Family Adventures
Page Count: 137
Author: Lee Roddy
Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Topic: Reading, Chapter Books, Fiction