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Getting Air They can rule the half pipe but can they survive this Jimmy David and Henry are psyched It s summer school s out and they are on their way to California where they will be able to do some major

  • Title: Getting Air
  • Author: Dan Gutman
  • ISBN: 9780689876813
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • They can rule the half pipe, but can they survive this Jimmy, David, and Henry are psyched It s summer, school s out, and they are on their way to California, where they will be able to do some major skating But on the plane, the unthinkable happens They are hijacked by terrorists As frightened as they may be, they take action and they succeed Sort of They may haveThey can rule the half pipe, but can they survive this Jimmy, David, and Henry are psyched It s summer, school s out, and they are on their way to California, where they will be able to do some major skating But on the plane, the unthinkable happens They are hijacked by terrorists As frightened as they may be, they take action and they succeed Sort of They may have beaten the terrorists, but now their plane has crashed in the middle of nowhere and all of a sudden, their summer vacation is about finding food, shelter, and a rescue Can three normal twelve year old boys find a way to get by without fast food and skate parks

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    About "Dan Gutman"

    1. Dan Gutman

      The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995 His most popular titles include the time travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of baseball books, including The Green Monster from Left Field From hopeful and very youthful presidential candidates to stunt men, nothing is off limits in Gutman s fertile imagination As he noted on his author Web site, since writing his first novel, They Came from Centerfield, in 1994, he has been hooked on fiction It was fun to write, kids loved it, and I discovered how incredibly rewarding it is to take a blank page and turn it into a WORLD Gutman was born in New York City in 1955, but moved to Newark, New Jersey the following year and spent his youth there.

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    1. What I learned from this book was that some skateboarders get in a plane to get to the skateboard competitions in florida alone without asking their parents because they did not let them go by them selfs. The four kids and the other passengers where very terrified about the news. The plane was being hijacked!!What I learned in this book was that never go anywhere without permission of your parents because you never know something terrible might happen. I also learned that to listen to yout paren [...]


    2. My youngest insisted I read this since it's his favorite book so my rating is based on if you're a nine-year-old! But I can see why he likes it - edgy plot and good kid humor.


    3. Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadTooJimmy, David, and Henry are off to do what they do best - skateboard. They call themselves the Woodpushers. On a plane headed to California, they hope to skate their way into the money-filled pockets of some big-league sponsors. Along for the ride is Jimmy's younger sister, Julia, and a plane full of old ladies headed for a knitting convention. The Woodpushers' big plans are dramatically detoured when four terrorists hijack the plane. [...]


    4. Title: getting airauthor: Dan Gutmanlexile: 660 Star rating: 2 out of 5 I think personally this is an ok written book. Its about 3 kids, a flight attendant, and an old lady stranded in the middle of no were after a plane crash. I gave it 2 out of 5 stars because for a survival book, it really isn't a great one. They're lives are never really in that much danger, and they do things that a normal person would have never been able to do, like starting a fire with 2 sticks. And then after only what [...]


    5. This article makes me feel that Dan Gutman's writing style is similiar to Gary Paulsen's. They both write about many concise and entertaining novels about different topics. As seen in this book, Dan Gutman wrote in a casual and simple first person narrative, yet he addresses many controversial topics, such as terrorism and survival, by including unique and urban-centered characters and ideas. One example is when the survivors try to make fire. "'I saw this in a movie once,' he said. 'somebody ge [...]


    6. I enjoyed reading this book. I liked the dynamics between the three boys who skateboarded together and the sister of one of the boys. I also loved the addition of 80 year old knitter and the flight attendant. While I admit we girls who read are always smarter than our brothers :), this is getting to be a little cliched in many books. With everything this young girl did, I cannot believe she does not also skateboard and outshine her brother! Four kids on the way to the X-games find themselves on [...]


    7. This was my 1st time ever reading this book and I wanted to read this book so I could get some fast AR points and I was surprised how well I liked this book.This book is about Jason,his 3 friends and his little sister who crash land on a plane in the forest. They must learn to survive and wait to get rescued. I wish that the plot and dialogue could have been better than what it was. I really loved all the action in this book. the action just made the book more interesting.The worst part about th [...]


    8. Skip it!! Completely unbelievable plot and characters. How could an 80 year old woman possible be thrown out of a crashing airplane, get up and walk over a kilometer, meet up with a group of kids, then walk back to where her part of the plane crashed, pick up luggage and walk back where they decided to camp. Would an 80 year old woman, a young preteen girl, a twenty something beauty, and a group of young teen boys all take off their clothes and dance around in the rain??? And the only jerks in t [...]


    9. Getting Air By Dan Gutman The story "Getting Air" by Dan Gutman is about three kids named Jimmy, David, and, Henry, and they were traveling to California for the final skate boarding contest. Soon the plane crashed half way through the trip and the three kids were in the middle of now where trying to survive the dark side of "mother nature." I personally liked this book a lot. It was very exciting and very intense. I loved the part when they are trying to get food, and not to mention the humor, [...]


    10. Fascinating story. Of course some of it is rather unrealistic, but when you're reading a story or watching a movie you need to suspend your sense of reality. If you can't do that I'd say stick to nonfiction. I had no problem doing that for this book the adventure of 3 boys, a smarty pants little sister, and a group of old knitting ladies goes through was awesome. It sort of reminded me of a really good children's movie, like Despicable Me :) I would highly recommend this book to any kid who love [...]



    11. This book was awesome jimmy and his friends are on this plane and it get hijacked and they try to save the plane before it crashes


    12. I read the book getting air by dan gutman this book contains a thrill seeking adventure through the life’s of the characters. It contains skateboarding and a lot of it the book consists of 232 awesome and exiting pages. Some of them will make you sit on the edge of your seat, make you want to just skip ahead and find out what is next. If you are into this type of thrilling adventure type of books I would definitely recommend this one to you. Jimmy, David and Henry are all very close friends wh [...]


    13. Many young readers might appreciate the book for its fast pace, but overall I thought the book was a bit superficial, with none of the problems really feeling realistic or dangerous. For a book about a plane crash survival, I never once worried for the characters and every problem was solved far too easily. The skateboarding connection felt really disconnected from the rest of the book.


    14. I'd set this book to about a fourth or fifth grade read. The characters are easy for the reader to relate to and the side characters offer comedic and wise relief at breaking points of the story. Though a bit quirky and unbelievable at times, this story was entertaining and thought-provoking for the age range it is intended. I would recommend this for a group-read in an intermediate classroom.


    15. Jimmy, David, and Henry are psyched. It's summer, school's out, and they are on their way to California, where they will be able to do some major skating. But on the plane, the unthinkable happens: They are hijacked by terrorists. As frightened as they may be, they take action and they succeed. Sort of. They may have .


    16. This novel was a very interesting but sort of confusing. What I don't understand about the book is the plot. In the plot the kids Henry, David, , were going to an event in Califo





    17. First, I want to say that I loved the writing here. Simply beautiful. Second, the action was rapid, fast going, interesting and with great description. Anyone who says that some parts weren't realistic is simply stupid, this is a book about kids defeating terrorists, plane crashes and than the boys left alone in the middle of nowhere in a forest, and surviving. Of course it's not realistic, it wasn't meant to be! It starts out like a normal story, about a few teen boys on a plane flight to do so [...]


    18. Have you ever read a book so good that you never wanted to put it down well this book is one of them. This book is realistic fiction, and so far this one of my favorite books I've read. This book took place in Livingston, New Jersey where three friends named Jimmy, David, and Henry wanted to get sponsored as professional skate borders but in New Jersey not a lot of people are were interested in skate borders. So they go to Los Angles to fight for their dream and hopefully get sponsored by people [...]


    19. So this boy and sister and his friends like skateboarding but not his sister she just came with her brother. So they are on a plane. An while they are on a plane they cross a big problem Hijackers but after they solve that problem with a little help from some old ladies an a young women another problem occurred that the hijackers killed the pilot so there plane crashed. So they had to survive a couple of days alone. During does days they had to work together as a team to make a shelter and get f [...]


    20. I had high expectations for this book since it is written by one of my favorite children’s authors, Dan Gutman. Unfortunately this particular book did not live up to the quality to which I have become accustomed in Mr. Gutman’s work.It is a run-of-the-mill survival story. Four kids are traveling cross country on a plane, heading for the X games in California. Avid skateboarders, they are hoping to find a company to sponsor them. Their plane is highjacked by terrorists a la 9/11. The kids ove [...]


    21. Getting AirBy: Dan GutmanIn Getting Air, the author, Dan Gutman, tells you a story about three kids named Jimmy, David, and Henry. In the book the three kids are obsessed with skateboarding, and they get on a plane ride to try to go to the X Games to get sponsors. But when their plane is hijacked it is up to them to save everyone because everyone else on the plane is really old and only there to go to a knitting convention. They're able to get into the cockpit and fight off the bad guys. But whe [...]


    22. the main character in tis book is a boy named David Zimmerman. The conflict is him and his friends are on a plane and our getting hijacked by terrorist. They fight there way free but don't know how to land the plane. So his friend henry crashes it into the forest but only six people survive. Now the in a struggle to find food shelter and mostly stay away from predators.I liked Getting air because it was a great book about six kids taking on there instincts to help others in need. This book caugh [...]


    23. Jimmy, David and Henry are three kids with big plans for the summer. Skateboarding has been their lives since the third grade, and the trio (along with Jimmy’s little sister Julia) are psyched to be on their way to California to not only watch the X-Games but to hopefully find a sponsor for their skateboard team. Their big plans are brought to grinding halt though when terrorists try to take over their airplane. Suddenly the group, joined by a flight attendant and a group of elderly women bran [...]


    24. He was on his way to the x games, he was going to a trick that know one in the world has done yet. He was on the plane heading there when there was unexpected turn. These terrorists hi jacked the plane and they knew they had to fight back but the have already killed a flight attendant. David and the rest of them were planning what to do but before they made a decision one of the terrorists found them and ran at them. Read the book and find out what happens next.The main characters in this book a [...]


    25. Jimmy and his two skateboarding friends are on their way to big event in L.A when their plane is hijacked by terrorists. Their vacation plans go down with the plane somewhere in a big forest, and the only survivors are them, Jimmy's little sister, a flight attendant, and a feisty old lady. Somehow they will have to surive until they are rescued.Good combination of the skater's world with a survival story. Quick resolutions to problems, lots of action and dialogue. Even with the adult survivors, [...]


    26. Wow, this book surprised me. I read it because it was a Maude Hart Lovelace nominee and my 4th graders said it was the one they would vote for. Based on the cover and the description, I wasn't too excited to read the book, but once I got started, I couldn't put it down! The story takes off with four middle school boys and a little sister who are traveling to see the x Games (the boys love skateboarding). The majority of the passengers are elderly ladies on their way to a knitting convention. The [...]


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