Hobbs was an acclaimed thames angler who became well known after trout of the thames was first published. Nick agrees, but before they get too far disaster strikes and the two end up in the freezing river. Interview with will hobbs about take me to the river. Hobbs lived in many places during his youth, including alaska, texas and california. Will hobbs is the awardwinning author of nineteen novels, including far north, crossing the wire, and take me to the river. Hobbs credits his sense of audience to his fourteen years of teaching reading and english in southwest colorado. Jessie and her friends ditch al to go on an adventure on their own down the colorado river in the grand canyon. Includes photos and resources for kids, teachers, librarians, and parents.
He once taught reading and language arts and has been writing full time since 1990. A oneway bearing makes it easier than ever to change from left to righthand cranking. Will hobbs is the author of twenty novels for upper elementary, middle school and young adult readers, as well as two picture book stories. Will hobbs has 24 books on goodreads with 25838 ratings. The american library association has recognized many of his novels as best books for young adults. Will hobbs books list of books by author will hobbs thriftbooks. The natural is a 1952 novel by bernard malamud that was made into a film of the same name in 1984, starring robert redford as the book s protagonist, roy hobbs though the film changed the novels conclusion, in both the book and the film hobbs is shot as a teen by a deranged woman while en route from his native northernus rocky mountain region to a tryout with the chicago cubs. The author of downriver is will hobbs, and the author of down river. As a kid growing up, i was always going from one book to the next, especially novels.
Downriver by hobbs, will and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Provides background interviews about will hobbs books for young readers. Hobbs and see what he has to say about his new adventure book, take me to the river. On top of driving them, david has been a racing television commentator for nearly 40 years. Why did you choose to write these two books from a girls point of. The author of downriver is will hobbs, and the author of down river is john hart. As the boys are packing their raft and canoe for ten days in the canyons, six black hawk helicopters appear overhead and race across the river into mexico. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. See the complete river series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. After fifteenyearold jessie gets sent to discovery unlimited, an outdoor education program, she and six companions borrow the companys rafting gear and take off down the colorado river through the grand canyon on their own. Author will hobbs writes novels for upper elementary, middle school, and young adults. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to survive a battle in the depths of winter in sub arctic wilderness. Redesigned for improved performanceand still the best value in fly fishingour latest white river fly shop hobbs creek fly reel has the largearbor design youve come to know and love for its rapid line recovery and flawless performance. What are the names of will hobbs brothers and sister.
Downriver book by will hobbs official publisher page simon. Can somebody please tell me the character names at least tell. Hobbs was still a senior at reed college when he finished the first draft of ghostman. David hobbs biography buy or lease a honda near new berlin, wi. With a passion for writing that begun to show itself from a very early age, roger hobbs clearly had a gift for the written word, as he was always reading and writing. I love reading so muchgoing on all these adventures in my imagination. Will hobbss most popular book is crossing the wire. The acclaimed author of seven ala best books for young adults, will hobbs pens a spellbinding truetolife adventure. In river thunder, jessie is invited to train with one of these rowing companies the following summer. The book is basically about a group of friends that travel down the rapids of the colorado. Ever since, will has been closely following what scientists and native hunters are.
My guess is that shell be spending a lot more time on the river. Hobbs was said to have caught about nine hundred thames trout of over 3lb, in fiftyfive years of angling on the river. I loved them so that once i had a kindle of my own these books where of the first to be purchased,and have been read several times since. Hart is a deep and strong talent whose future offerings will be greatly anticipated and welcomed. There are five main characters that go down the rapids together. Crossing the wire bearstone downriver far north jasons gold. Finishing his first novel when he was only thirteen, he used this sciencefiction trial book as method for testing out his craft and building his skills up.
Take me to the river is an adventure book written by will hobbs. Virtually everyone in the book has something to hide. Escaping the river and a criminal is the central conflict. Best books for young adults, american library association ala alas 100 best of the.
What does al use to try to lure the kids away from the river, and into. With nothing but dogged determination, 15yearold victor leaves his mexican village to illegally enter the u. Adam chase returns to his north carolina home, prompted by a cryptic phone call from old friend danny faith, after five years of selfimposed exile in new york. The river book series by will hobbs includes books downriver and river thunder laurel leaf books. Though rapids only last about 30 seconds, i discovered so much about myself. The book river thunder is an adventure book about a girl getting sent to summer camp by her parents. Will hobbss classic tale of whitewater adventure is back in print with an exciting new look. Harts vigorous plotting sustains its fever pitch, though this would have been a better book with even one calm, reasonable figure in its midst.
The fellowship passed south along the river, and fimloth thinks if you seek news of your friends you should follow the riverbank south looking for signs of their passage. This book is suspenseful and leads the reader into an adventure on the raging river. Fifteenyearold jessie joins a group of troubled teenagers in an outdoor education program called discovery unlimited. Davids autobiography hobbo details over a 30 year career in driving just about every category of race car around. White river fly shop hobbs creek fly reel bass pro shops. Hello, can someone tell me the ending to downriver, the one written by will hobbs.
When the group recklessly decides to stage its own whitewater rafting trip, jessie learns more than she expected about her own abilitie. Down river puts readers in the mind of topics explored by thomas wolfe, tennessee williams and william faulkner, with a contemporary vision and edge that is memorable and haunting. Jessie has been sent to a nineweek wilderness program run by a vietnam veteran with a reputation for straightening out incorrigible youths. Will hobbs s classic tale of whitewater adventure is back in print with an exciting new look. He and his wife, jean, now live in the mountains outside of durango, colorado. He wants to raft together down the remote firth river and take some pictures of caribou. When a group of troubled teenagers decide to raft down the grand canyon on their own, you feel as if youre with them in the boat for every whitewater turn and all the big drops looming ahead. Far north by will hobbs gives its readers an authentic and thrilling view of the. His picture book, beardream, illustrated by jill kastner, is a companion to these novels. Downriver will hobbs chapters 19 writing through my. Just some borrowed gear from discovery unlimited, the outdoor education program jessie and her new companions have just.
See the newest novels, discuss with other book lovers, buy romance books online. Its been a while since i read this but he builds the raft and floats it down stream to the nearest out post. I love this book and its companion novel downriver. Downriver by will hobbs is an electrifying book that hooks you from the start. Is there a movie for the will hobbs book downriver. At the beginning of the book all of the kids lives are headed downhill or downriver. River thunder ebook by will hobbs 9780307544339 rakuten kobo. Downriver by will hobbs, 1992, bantam edition, in english downriver 1992 edition open library. Downriver book by will hobbs official publisher page. Jessie, troy, and the rest of the crew from downriver have returned t.
Downriver by will hobbs abebooks passion for books. He is extremely releaved to find people and the guy that was. I read them both when i was in jr high and remember myself reading both books twice in the time it took the class to read them. Read river thunder by will hobbs available from rakuten kobo. His first book, called changes in latitudes, was released in the year 1988.
The final confrontation is a bit farfetched, but readers who have stuck with the story that far will likely not care. The temperature of the water and air warms as you move down river, but the pirates of the grand canyon were a full month behind compared to when we launched. He has worked as a radio host, a rifle range instructor, a notetaker and a security guard. Dylan is visiting because his cousin rio and his uncle alan invited him for a canoeing trip on the rio grande. In the year since they last were together, each has changed. Fourteenyearold dylan sands has come all the way to the big bend on the texasmexico border to paddle the fabled rio grande with his cousin rio.
The name of my book is take me to the river by will hobbs. Take me to the river begins in the southlands of texas with a boy named dylan visiting from north carolina. Chapter summary of downriver by will hobbs answers. Youll also find story summaries, awards, and information about audiobooks. She falls in line with the renegades of the program and leaves the others to find herself and the others in real danger. Teachers pay teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials. Roger hobbs made his debut as a published novelist in 20 with the novel ghostman. Jessie, troy, and the rest of the crew from downriver have returned to the grand canyon for adventure down the colorado. Click on book covers or titles to read an interview about each book, telling where will got his ideas, and to see photos from will s own adventures. My group faced whitewater, however our guide was able to navigate through. They are thrown from the raft and must deal with a cold river, hunger, grizzlies and wolves. Downriver by will hobbs is a compelling suspense novel filled with bravery, treacher, and heartstopping adventure.
She said she read it as a young teenager and it inspired her to run the colorado river through the grand canyon. For more info on the writing of river thunder, see the authors note at the end of the book. Will hobbs is the awardwinning author of many popular adventure stories for young readers, including bearstone and beardance. Motor racer, motor mouth the autobiography of david hobbs. Alas 100 best of the best young adult books of the past 25 years alas 100 best of the. What happens in the begging of down river by will hobbs. It has an exciting tone, and is suspenseful throughout. Learn more about take me to the river by will hobbs deep in trouble, deep in the canyons. From the window of the small floatplane, fifteenyearold gabe rogers is getting his first look at canadas magnificent. Can nick and ryan survive the wilderness and each other while the grolar bear remains on the loose.
Until i landed on jessie, i didnt have a narrator who would jump off the page and come to life. What is a summary of downriver by will hobbs answers. Dylan is visiting because his cousin rio and his uncle alan invited him for a canoeing trip on the rio gran. I need answers quick, there is no way i can finish that book on time. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read down river. The author, will hobbs, did a wonderful job in creating this book. Read far north by will hobbs available from rakuten kobo. Young adult choices, international reading association ira junior library guild selection books for the teenage.
Downriver and river thunder draw heavily on hobbs own experience rafting down the colorado and also demonstrate his tremendous love of and respect for nature. Dec 08, 2010 the name of my book is take me to the river by will hobbs. Downriver by will hobbs overdrive rakuten overdrive. Yes, i have a book report due tuesday, december 4 and could somebody give me specific information about what the book, downriver written by will hobbs is about. Far north ebook by will hobbs 9780061963643 rakuten kobo. Test your knowledge of will hobbs s book downriver. This summer camp they go white water rafting, they practice a few times and one of the other boys decides to convince her to escape with him and a bunch of friends to go to the grand canyon to go rafting which is the hardest river in the area. A black sheeps homecoming triggers violence, murder and much sensual heat.125 986 430 163 730 823 1060 1369 682 704 432 127 156 689 693 1297 1397 941 577 1529 691 1217 114 773 1221 868 516 1251 404 894 1345 854 1352 559 836 1066 949 574 1218 833 483 498 1428 1232 203 1129 659 903 500