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Power Play

by Michele Martin Bossley

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violence, emotions & feelings, peer pressure
list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
published: 2010
ISBN:9781552775554
imprint: Lorimer
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
4 to 8
Reading age:
7 to 10
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Description

When Zach Thomas broke his wrist going into the boards early in the hockey season, he thought he was done for the year. But as his Cochrane, Alberta, Pee Wee team gets ready for the play-offs, his doctor tells him he's healed-up enough to pay. Zach isn't so sure.

His fear of being checked hard in the corner makes him very reluctant to head back out on the ice. To make matters worse, a tough guy on an opposing team claims he has unfinished business with Zach. When he gets to talk with an NHL pro, however, Zach learns from experience how to stand up to his fears and to the bully.

Power Play shows how sport helps us face our fears, and overcome them. [Fry Reading Level - 3.3

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Contributor notes

MICHELE MARTIN BOSSLEY was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, but grew up in Calgary from the time she was five. She is the author of numerous children's books, including Taking a Dive, runner-up for the R. Ross Annett Award in Children's Literature, and The Perfect Gymnast, nominated for the 1999 Manitoba Reader's Choice Award. Many of her novels have been Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selections, including Goon Squad, The Winning Edge, and Trapped. One of her more recent books, Pool Princess, was nominated for a Golden Eagle Children's Choice Award.

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Editorial Review

"A brilliant mix of hockey knowledge and swiftly moving narrative, Power Play is a great novel for any young reader who has a passion for sports and a desire for a compelling story."

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials
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About the Author

Michele Martin Bossley

Michele Martin Bossley is the author of numerous books for young people, including Jumper and Kicker in the Orca Sports series. A frequent speaker at writing conferences and schools, Michele divides her time between writing and parenting her four sons. She lives in Calgary.
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