Dare Marilyn Halvorson Essay Writing

Layne wants nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps and to be a bull rider. His dad was one ride away from a National Championship when he got trampled to death. Layne wants to be able to give his dad that championship--by winning it for him. What he doesn't want, though, is to end up like his father and die in the rodeo arena. When the chance comes, Layne reLayne wants nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps and to be a bull rider. His dad was one ride away from a National Championship when he got trampled to death. Layne wants to be able to give his dad that championship--by winning it for him. What he doesn't want, though, is to end up like his father and die in the rodeo arena. When the chance comes, Layne realizes he must face up to his greatest fear. With the help of his friend Jana, and his bratty younger sister, Layne learns to reach deep inside and trust himself.

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Paperback, 128 pages

Published January 1st 2003 by Orca Book Publishers (first published 1989)

Marilyn Halvorson

Marilyn Halvorson is the award-winning author of a number of young adult novels set in Western Canada. Marilyn’s 20 years as a teacher also saw the beginning of her writing career. Inspired by her students, she pursued a long-time interest in story writing and was fortunate enough to win a contest. Part of the prize was publication of her first Young Adult novel, Cowboys Don’t Cry, which was later made into a movie that premiered at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Since then she has published 11 more Young Adult novels and one non-fiction journal: To Everything a Season. When not writing, she runs her cattle ranch hear Sundre, Alberta.

Selected YA Titles

Dare (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2003, 2014)

Let It Go (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004)

Blood Brothers (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004)

Cowboys Don’t Cry (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001)

Stranger on the Run (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1998)

Stranger on the Line (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1997)

Brothers and Strangers (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1996)

Cowboys Don’t Quit (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1994)

Nobody Said It Would Be Easy (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1993)

But Cows Can’t Fly (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1993)

 

Awards

The Alberta Culture Writing for Youth Award, Alberta Culture, 1983

R. Ross Arnett Award, Writers Guild of Alberta, 1988

Golden Eagle Award, 2007

 

For more information on Marilyn or her works...

Click to visit her website http://marilynhalvorson.ca/



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