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Kayak Combat

By Eric Howling

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Kayak Combat is set in the highly competitive sport of kayak racing.
When it's announced that Cody's Calgary kayaking club will host a Canada-wide competition, no one doubts that Cody will represent them. He is the team's best paddler, after all. But Cody and the others aren't counting on a new guy from Ontario arriving who can out-paddle them all. Cody's desire to be the best is put to the test one stormy day when he notices his rival's kayak missing from the clubhouse. Cody has a choice to make: attempt a solo rescue, or eliminate the competition...
This story about overcoming rivalry and learning to put others first is sure to make a splash with reluctant readers.
[Fry Reading Level - 3.8


Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2011

Short-listed - Hackmatack Childrens Choice Book Award - 2011

Commended - One of the Year's Best -- Resource Links - 2010

"For middle school male sports enthusiasts, Howling's novel will quickly grasp and hold their attention."

- CM Magazine

"I love reading stories where it is obvious that the author really knows their setting...A great read."Rated E [Excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!

- Susan Miller Resource Links - Vol. 16, No. 1

ERIC HOWLING is an advertising copywriter living in Calgary. His novels in Lorimer's Sports Stories series have been shortlisted for the Hackmatack Children''s Choice Book Award, selected as a Resoure Links Year''s Best, and selected by the Canadian Children's Book Centre as Best Books for Kids & Teens.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 7th June 2010
ISBN: 9781552774762
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 18th October 2010
ISBN: 9781552774779
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 27th June 2012
ISBN: 9781552776254
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV032000
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13


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Sport Stories

Sports Stories Series

High interest sports fiction

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Series features

  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
- Resource Links

Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.