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    Lexile measure: 830L
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Drone Chase
By (author): Pam Withers



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Paperback , Trade


Young Adult : Interest age, years 12 - 15, Reading age, years 12 - 15
Jan 26, 2021
$14.99 CAD


8in x 5 x 1 in | 220 gr

Page Count:

232 pages
Dundurn Press
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Action and adventure stories|British Columbia Central Coast
British Columbia
Drones, bears, and outdoor adventure collide in this high adrenaline teen adventure story. Ray will need every ounce of his drone skills and outdoor smarts to recover his missing bear cub before poachers get to it first.

When his orphan bear cub goes missing, sixteen-year-old drone enthusiast Ray McLellan decides to use his airborne spying skills to find it. Little does he know that a bear-poaching gang operating in the surrounding forest has drones, too — and a cold welcome for anyone who would attempt to take them down.

As a New York City kid recently forced to move to the Great Bear Rainforest by his parents, what Ray doesn’t have is a lifetime of outdoor instincts or familiarity with the valley and its wildlife. That makes him very different from his grumpy grandfather, who — like his new school friends — berates his city-kid uselessness at every opportunity. Can Ray use his drones and smarts to prove himself, find his cub, and expose what’s going on in the woods?

Story locale: Bella Coola, British Columbia

  • An outdoor adventure story featuring drones, bear cubs, and poachers
  • Suspensefully written, with white-knuckle tension throughout
  • Author has written nineteen YA adventure novels that are especially popular with teenage boys, including reluctant readers
  • Author's previous novels have three Red Maple Fiction Award nominations (2020: Stowaway, 2019: Tracker's Canyon, and 2013: Descent), among other awards

Pam Withers is an award-winning author of over twenty young adult novels, including Red Maple nominees Tracker’s Canyon and Stowaway, and two non-fiction books. She lives in Vancouver.

  • Consumer, trade, and library wholesaler advertising campaign
  • Social media campaign and online advertising
  • Newsletter campaign to consumers, librarians, and booksellers
  • Free downloadable Teachers' Resource Guide
  • Publicity campaign to targeted media and influencers
  • Digital galley available: NetGalley, Edelweiss, Catalist
  • Book hashtag: #DroneChase
  • Author Website: pamwithers.com
  • Author Twitter: @pamwithers
  • Author Facebook: Pam Withers

For more information contact
Elham Ali, [email protected]

Like any great survival story for reluctant readers, this kicks off with high adrenaline in a chapter-one bear attack and keeps on climbing ... This is an adventure to sink your claws into. - Booklist

An absolutely riveting story. - Shelley Hrdlitschka, author of The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

Pam Withers delivers a taut, well-crafted story that’s sometimes funny, often suspenseful and always gripping. Drone Chase grabs readers by the throat and doesn’t let go until the last page is turned. - David A. Poulsen, author of And Then the Sky Exploded

Drone Chase is a character-driven, first-person adventure story that would appeal to both readers looking for mystery or action and to those with an interest in dramatic character-driven plots. - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

May appeal to adventure-seekers. - School Library Journal

A great choice for filling the dearth of realistic adventure novels for the middle-school crowd. - School Library Journal, for Tracker's Canyon

Middle and high school students will appreciate this fast-paced adventure tale for the action alone. - VOYA, for Tracker's Canyon

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