Stranded on Thin Ice

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ACTION ADVENTURE FAMILY CHILDREN'S

Contemporary

Sharon CassanoLochman

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Alone. Trapped, on thin ice. Suddenly, it isn’t just about the winning the fishing derby—it’s about life and death. In one perilous night, twelve-year-old Tanner Phillips will have to prove not to his father, but to himself, that he has the courage and determination to survive.

Genre

Action,Adventure,Family,Children's

Short Summary

Tanner Phillips fishes the Oneida Lake Ice Fishing Derby every year with his dad. This year, Tanner is determined to not only prove his skills on the ice, but also show his dad, once and for all, that he's no longer a little But as soon as they get out on the ice, the competition turns disastrous.


Alone. Without their cell phones. Trapped, on thin ice. Suddenly, it isn't just about the winning the derby -- it's about life and death. In one perilous night, Tanner will have to prove not to his father, but to himself, that he has the courage and determination to survive STRANDED ON THIN ICE.

Setting

Oneida Lake Cleveland, New York

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Tanner Phillps

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Heroic,Leader,Skillful,Aspiring,Clumsy,Complex,Confident,Selfless,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Richie Donald

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Underdog,Clumsy,Insecure,Lone Wolf,Complex,Funny,Uneducated

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Development Pitch

This award-winning, page-turning, heart-pounding survival story will keep you on the edge of your seat! Stranded on Thin Ice is an adventure story for the whole family. Twelve-year-old Tanner Phillips fishes the Oneida Lake Ice Fishing Derby every year with his dad. Last year, he ruined everything -- losing the competition and losing some of his grandfather's gear. This year, Tanner is determined to not only prove his skills on the ice, but also show his dad, once and for all, that he's no longer a little kid. But as soon as they get out on the ice, the competition turns disastrous. Alone. Without their cell phones. Trapped, on thin ice. Suddenly, it isn't just about the winning the derby -- it's about life and death. In one perilous night, Tanner will have to prove not to his father, but to himself, that he has the courage and determination to survive. Can Tanner and Richie survive the unthinkable? Can they survive Stranded on Thin Ice? "Preteen angst, a blinding snowstorm, and an ice-fishing competition gone wrong add up to a dramatic life-and-death struggle for two friends in this YA adventure. Edge-of-the-seat suspense and realistic portrayals of a pair of boys facing personal and elemental trials make this novel a substantial page-turner." --Kirkus Review

About The Author

Alone in an ice-fishing hut on frozen Oneida Lake with only a notebook, pen, and fishing pole, author and former teacher Sharon CassanoLochman set about writing a thrilling adventure of two unlikely friends soon to be Stranded on Thin Ice. CassanoLochman, a lover of the outdoors, has woven compassionate insight into the struggles of being a teen with an action-filled adventure that plummets the main characters through a series of mental and physical challenges as their goal of winning an ice fishing derby takes a dramatic turn.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Ontario Shore Publishing, LLC

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

ISBN-10: 1944878688 ISBN-13: 978-1944878689