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Free Climb

Free Climb

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Free Climb

51 pages
39 minutes
May 1, 2013


The only fun thing to do in Amir's neighborhood is climb buildings. Of course, no one will let him do that. When a police officer offers to bring Amir to a climbing wall outside of the city, Amir is thrilled. He meets William, who also loves climbing. But William doesn't want to learn the right way to climb, and before long, he is in serious danger.
May 1, 2013

À propos de l'auteur

Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler – or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska. His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing. His exploits have inspired numerous writers to walk in his footsteps – literally! Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader. He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion sprinter pace of his books can motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.

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Free Climb - Jake Maddox


CHAPTER 1:Climbing the Walls

CHAPTER 2:Something to Do

CHAPTER 3:Opportunity

CHAPTER 4:The First Climb

CHAPTER 5:The Fall

CHAPTER 6:Change of Plans

CHAPTER 7:Missing William

CHAPTER 8:To the Rescue

CHAPTER 9:Bolted

About the Author

About the Illustrator


More About Rock Climbing

Discussion Questions

Writing Prompts

Other Books By Jake Maddox

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Amir leaned against the cold, hard surface. A drop of sweat ran down his forehead, slid down his cheek, and dripped off the end of his chin. Amir’s eyes darted down. He watched the bead of sweat fall to the ground far below.

Suddenly, Amir was beginning to feel like he might lose his grip at any moment. It didn’t help that the surface he was climbing was completely vertical.

There was no place to rest. There wasn’t even a way to pause to wiggle his hands or feet to keep them from hurting.

Amir felt his breathing pick up. He was trying hard to keep control of his muscles. After all, he was just a few feet away from climbing higher than he had ever reached before.

If he reached the point he was seeking, it would be incredible. But if he failed, Amir would fall. To make matters worse, if he did fall, the ground below was solid and hard. It would not be a soft landing.

It was not his first free climb. Amir did have experience climbing without any ropes, but he had never climbed this high before.

Amir paused for as long as he could.

Slowly, he looked up, trying to find something to

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