Dude's Gotta Snowboard

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Publisher Description

For ages 8- 12 years.

Little did Magali know that when she went to sleep that night, she wouldn't see her family again for a very long time...

Now, how does a sleeping marmot get thrown out of her burrow? And, meet snowboarding animals? And, where do all these animals come from? Boar, deer, rabbits, hedgehogs, foxes, chamois, eagles, and hare shred the pistes at night! This marmot has never seen anything quite like it. She's never even spoken to other animals before.

Magali tries to find her way home, but can't. So, with the help of her new best friend, Mishka, she surrenders to her unexpected winter situation. She goes to Maurice The Mouton and offers him seven walnuts for a snowboard. Then, together with Mishka, she learns to take the chairlift and go down blue runs. Then, she learns to do red runs. Then, she gets addicted to the Snowpark, and now she doesn't even want to go home.

And on top of that, her new group of Snowpark friends, Henri Le Hare, F-F-Foxy, Little Foxy, Puppy Bébé, and Chamois Luc enter her into the Ride Or Die Slalom Competition. It's the biggest and most fun winter event with animals coming from all over France to participate. Magali needs to ride. Or die.

Dude, seriously... when is she going to go home?

Middle Grade. For ages 8-12 yrs. The adventures of Magali: a cautious adrenalin addict!
Young readers will enjoy this fantasy adventure book, set in the French Alps, where Magali must be open to new adventures, making new friends, and learning a new sport. It's go, go, go! And lots of fun because there are animals of all sizes; foxes, boar, lynx, deer, rabbits, eagles, hedgehogs, owls, you name it, shredding the slopes while Big People are tucked up in their chalets!

'Fun, easy to read and my 12 year old enjoyed it a lot.'

Each book can be read as an individual book or as part of the Dude Series (recommended). The books have British spelling.

Dude's Gotta Snowboard (Book 1)
Dude's Gotta River Raft (Book 2)
Dude's Gotta Mountain Bike (Book 3)
Dude's Gotta Paraglide (Book 4)
Dude's Gotta Bobsleigh (Book 5)
Dude's Gotta Rock Climb (Book 6)
Dude's Gotta Paintball (Book 7)
Dude's Gotta Wakeboard (Book 8 Final book in the series)

Question for the Author
'How did you come up with the character of Magali?'
'You know, I really love the French Alps, and looking at all the animals that live in the mountains. I'm Australian, so I had never seen a marmot before moving to France. I worked one summer, for a kids' summer camp, and part of my job was to take the children out on walks. We would go looking for marmots, all of us being very quiet, secretly sneaking up to the holes in the ground, where the entrances to the marmot burrows were. Of course, we would make too much noise and the marmots would disappear into their underground tunnels, but sometimes we were lucky and able to take photos. I think their underground homes took over my imagination, and before you knew it, I had a whole chapter book in my head, with Magali as the principal character!'

April 29
Muddy Frank
Draft2Digital, LLC

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