Stranded on Thin Ice

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Sharon CassanoLochman

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Alone. Trapped, on thin ice. Suddenly, it isn’t just about the winning the fishing derby—it’s about life and death. In one perilous night, twelve-year-old Tanner Phillips will have to prove not to his father, but to himself, that he has the courage and determination to survive.



Short Summary

Tanner Phillips fishes the Oneida Lake Ice Fishing Derby every year with his dad. This year, Tanner is determined to not only prove his skills on the ice, but also show his dad, once and for all, that he's no longer a little But as soon as they get out on the ice, the competition turns disastrous.


Oneida Lake Cleveland, New York

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Tanner Phillps

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Heroic,Leader,Skillful,Aspiring,Clumsy,Complex,Confident,Selfless,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Richie Donald

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Underdog,Clumsy,Insecure,Lone Wolf,Complex,Funny,Uneducated

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About The Author

Alone in an ice-fishing hut on frozen Oneida Lake with only a notebook, pen, and fishing pole, author and former teacher Sharon CassanoLochman set about writing a thrilling adventure of two unlikely friends soon to be Stranded on Thin Ice. CassanoLochman, a lover of the outdoors, has woven compassionate insight into the struggles of being a teen with an action-filled adventure that plummets the main characters through a series of mental and physical challenges as their goal of winning an ice fishing derby takes a dramatic turn.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Ontario Shore Publishing, LLC

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



ISBN-10: 1944878688 ISBN-13: 978-1944878689