Surfing at Sunrise (Grades 6-9)
Retold by: Eric Namisniak
Illustrated by: Matthew Leigh Dalton
Tensions are high in the beach-city of San Pedro. Surfers are practicing for the upcoming surf competition where the best surfers could possibly receive sponsorships. This story is about one particular surfer, named Cody. He and his best friend, Kristie, have been practicing for quite some time in hopes of winning the competition. Derek and Chad, a couple of bullies, are the only two people standing in their way. Because of the rivalry and bad feelings that exist between these two pairs, they can't even stand to be at the same beach together. Cody desperately wants to win the competition. Then Cody's uncle, Kana, teaches him the family surfing motto. It certainly gives Cody a new outlook on surfing, but will it help him win the competition? This story contains fun surfing lingo, which appears in bold throughout the story, as well as a glossary at the end defining these cool words.
For 2 - 6 Readers
Advantage (Multi-Level) Format includes Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 4-6