Reading level -- grades 6-8.
In the Swiss Alps, Rudi's father died trying to climb the Citadel. Now, at 16, Rudi has a chance to climb it with Capt. John Winters on his quest to conquer the impossible peak. Should Rudi go against his mother's wishes to prove his courage and make his dream come true?
Good adventure story liked by both girls and boys.
The author Erdman presided over the dramatic rise and fall of the United California Bank in Basel, Switzerland, of which he was founder and first president. He began writing The Billion Dollar Sure Thing while "detained" in a Swiss jail as a result of his bank's collapse. His book, however, is a work of fiction.
"Despite the terrifying memories of a weekend of being stalked by a killer and the horror of losing a good friend to an icy death, Kelly has agreed to join the Ski Club for spring break at Deep Creek Lake. After all, the psycho reponsible for the horror of that weekend was locked up tight in a mental hospital...
But a quick glimpse of a familiar face on the slopes strikes a note of panic in Kelly's heart. The unthinkable has become reality...and a crazed killer is plotting a sinister way to get away with murder. The terror has returned..."
"Be afraid. Be VERY afraid. This collection of terrifying stories peels back the skin of daily life, exposing the horror underneath. Meet the boy who buys a werewolf mask for Halloween, only to meet a real werewolf; a bathtub that transforms its owners into ax murderers; an after-school job where you pay...with your life. Incoluding the classic Dracula and stories by Stephen King and Robert Westall, here is a book you'll never be able to forget--no matter how hard you try."
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Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
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