Sparrow Hawk Red

Author(s): Ben Mikaelsen
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.72 hours)
Product Number: Z05242
Released: Apr 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464043826
Narrator/s: Robert Ramirez
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Eighth-grader Ricky Diaz and his dad, an ex-DEA agent, love to fly loops over the desert in their Baby Great Lakes biplane. But when Ricky learns that his mother's death in an auto crash the year before wasn't an accident, he decides to put his flying talents to a real test. Disguised as a ragged street kid, he travels to Mexico and into the compound of the drug smugglers who were responsible for his mother's death. His target is an airplane that carries sensitive radar equipment. Between Ricky and the airplane stand thieves, machine guns, and his diminishing self-confidence. Ben Mikaelsen's books for young adults, including Rescue Josh McGuire and Stranded, have won the International Reading Association Award and the Golden Spur Award. They have also been nominated to many state reader's choice lists. In Sparrow Hawk Red, Mikaelsen spins a fast-moving tale of one young teenager's courageous fight against crime and corruption.

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All formats/editions

Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Ben Mikaelsen
Product Number 43279
Released: Mar 02, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788757709
Text - Paperback
Author(s): Ben Mikaelsen
Product Number 12413
Released: Mar 02, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Hyperion Audio
ISBN: #9780786810024

Professional reviews

"From the first loop of the Baby Great Lakes biplane to the final, desperate dive of the stolen Red Hawk four-seater, Sparrow Hawk Red soars on wings of character and action. Narrator Robert Ramirez is warm and natural as Ricky Diaz, a young American teen with deep Mexican roots. Ramirez's voice flawlessly skips from Spanish to English. This airborne Western tells the story of Ricky's daring plan to avenge his mother's death by stealing a plane out from under the noses of south-of-the-border drug lords. Along the way, he needs the help of a street-smart beggar girl, who ends up playing Tonto to Ricky's Lone Ranger. M.C. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"