Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/30/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781414068183

About the Book

Logan Shannon and L.J. Martin are twelve-year-old buddies who live to spend every waking moment on their skateboards.  It’s a long, hot summer in Southern California, and the weather is perfect for boarding in the neighborhood park.  Logan is proud of his new summer look; bleach blond, spiked hair and a  fake diamond stud in his ear, but his parents are flat out disgusted.  To make his summer worthwhile, Logan has his sights set on entering the local skateboarding tournament, but Adam and Cole, two of his schoolmates, are out to stop him.  Can Logan and L.J. stand their ground and put up with Adam and Cole’s bullying day in and day out in order to enter the competition?  Better yet, can Logan perfect his freestyle moves well enough to win the competition?  Slammin’ The Pipe is chock full of action and adventure for children of all ages, and especially so for boys between the ages of eight and thirteen who love skateboarding.

About the Author

Andre J. Garant lives outside of Hartford, Connecticut.  When he’s not busy working as an accountant, Andre enjoys writing middle-grade fiction novels for boys and girls between the ages of nine and thirteen.  SlamminThe Pipe is Garant’s ninth published novel, and is one of numerous middle-grade fiction novels that he has written since 1996.  He is a 1991 graduate of St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont and is also a 1997 graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature in West Redding, Connecticut.  Garant enjoys visiting schools where he speaks to elementary and middle-grade students about the books that he has written and what can be learned from them.