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Rink Rivals

Rink Rivals

By Jacqueline Guest

$8.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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When twin brothers Evan and Brynley Selkirk move with their family from the remote Cree community of Whapmagoostui to bustling Calgary, their worlds turn upside-down. In place of the grey, frigid waters of Hudson Bay, they see the downtown canyons of a modern city.
Bryn, a musical prodigy, trades piano practice for hockey practice to impress a new girlfriend; Evan, the family hockey hero, starts running with a bad crowd and neglecting the game. As the brothers' lies get them in deeper and deeper trouble with their parents, they have to rely on each other to gain the courage to do what's right.
Rink Rivals is an action-packed account of how sport can help young people find the courage to confront sudden and radical changes in their lives. [Fry Reading level - 4.2

Awards

Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 2003

Short-listed - Golden Eagle Children's Choice Book Award - 2004

Praise for Jacqueline Guest's fiction:

"This well-written story has a very contemporary feel... Guest has a good understanding of teenage angst and the emotions that motivate a teenager... Highly recommended!"

- Canadian Book Review Annual

JACQUELINE GUEST is a Metis writer who lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta. She is the author of 10 previous Lorimer novels, including Hat Trick, Free Throw, Rookie Season, and A Goal in Sight, which are Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selections, and the SideStreets novels Lightening Rider, Racing Fear and At Risk. A Goal in Sight was also nominated for a Golden Eagle Award.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 104 pages
Publication Date: 9th October 2001
ISBN: 9781550287448
Format: 7.75in x 5in

BISAC Code:  JUV013070
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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  • 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'!"
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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.

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