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Point-Blank Paintball
Point-Blank Paintball
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Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novel

Point-Blank Paintball

by Scott Ciencin
Illustrated by Aburtov

Peter and Noah Eccleston are identical twins, so it's no surprise they make the perfect paintball teammates. But when Coach Patterson offers them a chance to compete for a single spot on his elite paintball team, the brothers turn on each other. With markers blazing, the twins cut down the competition with ease. But when they finally face off against each other for a point-blank shootout, who will be the first to pull the trigger?

 
DeweyFIC
GenreSports Fiction
  
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-8
GRLT
Lexile LevelGN 480L
ATOS Level2.9
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #135057
  
  
ISBN978-1-4342-1914-5
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandSports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novel
Copyright2010
  
Page Dimensions5.25" x 7.5"
Page Count56
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $26.65 School/Library Price
$19.99
 


 
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Reviews

Ms. Yingling Reads Blog - Ms. Yingling

"Point Blank Paintball is a graphic novel. Twins Peter and Noah like to play paintball and work together, but get a chance to try out for one spot on an elite paint ball team. Their father is very competitive (no doubt a result of looking like an evil overlord, see top left hand cover!) and wants to see which boy comes out on top, but the two decide that being on the team is not worth crushing each other. Don't have much interest in paint ball here, but this was fun and the format is worth looking into for other titles. http://msyinglingreads.blogspot.com/2010/01/capstone-press-bonanza.html" - Ms. Yingling Reads Blog

January 29, 2010

Book Legion - Matt MacNabb, Editor

"Ok, let me start out by announcing that I am NOT a sports fan. I'm not into sports...not a sports person whatsoever. You may have guessed this by the fact that I run a network of nerdy websites. I mean, I review books....what'd you seriously expect, right? Here is the thing with these releases from Capstone Kids [Stone Arch Books]....they rock, plain and simple. Why? Read on.... I gave this stack of books from Capstone and Sports Illustrated Kids to my own children and they went nuts! They too aren't into sports, but these aren't books for jocks. These are extreme sports and the focus is really on the characters and story. The sports hobbies are really just a backdrop. They're fun and interesting and not at all geared just towards jocky kids. We wanted to feature this series and bring them to your attention, whether you're a librarian, teacher or a parent, these titles should be in your possession! They can be purchased in hardback library binding or softcover. http://booklegiondotcom.blogspot.com/2010/02/sports-illustrated-kids-book-series.html" - Book Legion

February 1, 2010

School Library Journal - Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI

"While the content and design will make these titles hard to resist, the stories themselves don’t stand out. In Paintball, opposite-in-personality identical twins Peter and Noah are pitted against one another to make the team. Their competition-obsessed father encourages his sons to battle it out. When the tryout begins, the brothers quickly realize that they’d much rather work together. In Skateboard Sonar, Matty is blind but an excellent skateboarder nonetheless, with the confidence to match. When he and his friend Ty enter the local skating competition, Matty is bullied for his disability. This conflict reaches its climax at the competition, where the protagonist beats his tormentors. In both books, the dialogue comes across as inauthentic at times. Designed as though readers were watching sports on television, the books begin with ESPN-like graphics introducing the characters, depicted in stylized, manga-inspired artwork. There’s even a “ticker” across the bottom, foreshadowing the story to come. Sure to fly off shelves, but more for style than for memorable storytelling." - School Library Journal

May 1, 2010

 
Scott Ciencin

Scott Ciencin

Scott Ciencin is a New York Times bestselling author of children’s and adult fiction. He has written comic books, trading cards, video games, television shows, as well as many non-fiction projects. He lives in Sarasota, Florida with his beloved wife, Denise, and his best buddy, Bear, a golden retriever.

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