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Adventurous Motocross Rider Zooms Onto Middle-Grade Bookshelves


SAINT PAUL, MN, April 30, 2021 – Get set . . . for Jett! Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) is excited to announce the September 1, 2021 release of four books in the exciting new action sports series Jett Ryder, written by Sean Petrie and illustrated by Carl Pearce. Jett Ryder is the biggest name in freestyle motocross stunts. Not only can he pull off the biggest air and most death-defying tricks, but his stunts are in extreme places: Niagara Falls, the Space Needle, Mount Etna—even over the wreck of the Titanic. Plus, he’s only twelve years old.

About Niagara Power Flip (ISBN: 978-1-63163-551-9) Digital ARC copy provided.
When Jett Ryder arrives at Niagara Falls, he knows he has a lot to prove. Jett needs his next freestyle motocross stunt to be more amazing than ever before. At first, Jett and his best friend Mika aren’t sure what they should do—surely Jett can’t jump all the way over the falls! Then they discover the nearby statue of Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s greatest inventors. As Jett and Mika learn more about Tesla, they come up with an electric idea. Can Jett pull off this never-been-done-before stunt?

All four books in the series are 72 pages, 5.25” x 7.5” paperback trade originals, priced at $5.99. Additional formats available include reinforced library binding (list: $22.84, school/library: $15.99), multi-user hosted e-book ($23.99), and single-user e-book ($5.99).

Three additional titles will be released simultaneously on September 1, 2021. Digital review copies for these titles available upon request.

Additional Titles
Mount Etna Lava Leap (ISBN:
There’s nothing Jett Ryder loves more than the spectacle of freestyle motocross stunts. But he finds a natural marvel almost as amazing when he learns about Mount Etna, a still-active volcano in Italy. He and his best friend Mika want to showcase the volcano’s awesome beauty with his bike’s own power. It’s impossible for Jett to jump over the whole volcano, but Jett and Mika figure out a stunt just as cool. Can Jett soar past the lava in a feat as amazing as the volcano itself?

Threading the Space Needle (ISBN: 978-1-63163-559-5)
Jett Ryder has set his sights on the iconic Space Needle in Seattle. He and his best friend Mika want his next freestyle motocross stunt to be the hugest in the history of the sport. But figuring out the trick is tough—the Space Needle is way too tall to jump! Then Jett and Mika realize that the answer is through, not over. Can Jett take motocross to the next level as he tries to literally thread the Needle?

About the Author

Sean Petrie writes books for kids, including Welders on the Job and Crash Corner. He also writes poetry, usually on the spot on a 1928 Remington typewriter. His poetry books include Typewriter Rodeo and the Seattle-based Listen to the Trees. He lives in Austin, Texas.

About the Illustrator
Carl Pearce lives in north Wales with his wife, Ceri. When not lost in his illustration work, he enjoys watching films, reading books, and taking long walks along the beach. He graduated from the North Wales School of Art and Design as an illustrator. His first book was published on his graduation day in 2004. He has since gone on to illustrate countless books for children.

About Jolly Fish Press and North Star Editions
Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, is dedicated to promoting exceptional, unique new voices in fiction. North Star Editions, Inc. publishes fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages that inspires, informs, and entertains. For more information, visit or

Contact: Taylor Kohn
(651) 424-4626

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