Ski Stooges

Description

168 pages
$4.50
ISBN 0-590-74062-8
DDC jC813'.54

Author

Publisher

Year

1992

Contributor

Reviewed by Jean Free

Jean Free, a library consultant, is a retired public-school teacher and
librarian in Whitby, Ontario.

Review

Teenage babysitter Fred accompanies the Lloyd family and charges Jason
and Justin on a ski holiday at their Uncle Phil’s high-tech chalet in
the Laurentians. When Fred meets Chantal, a gorgeous French-Canadian ski
instructor, zany happenings ensue, including a mad slalom race,
misadventures while babysitting, and a snowy rescue in a blizzard.

Ski Stooges is a slapstick, funny novel that should appeal to junior
and intermediate students looking for a fast, light read. Its humorous
one-liners and fractured French will be enjoyed by young people.
Kropp’s breezy style and ear for teenage language makes this witty
novel a good choice for reluctant readers.

Citation

Kropp, Paul., “Ski Stooges,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 16, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/24713.