In addition to all the fun she and her husband have with their own children, Sylvia Taekema enjoys working as a supply teacher and as a volunteer in programs for children at school, church and in the community. She loves to read, bake cookies and go on camping adventures with her family. She lives in Chatham, Ontario.
"The story shows how becoming obsessed with something you once loved will eventually take the enjoyment of out it. The language is simple for the target age, with a few harder words to challenge the reader's skill...Good for children who fall in the eight to eleven age bracket who are looking for a short novel or a beginning chapter book." - Resource Links
"An accessible read, Seconds is written in a very straightforward manner...Everything is tight and economical, just like a runner should be. A recommended read for young sports fans, especially those who are interested in running." - CM Magazine
"A strong story with a good plot and wonderful message. The characters are also engaging making this a good solid read." - Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group
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