The Beautiful Game

From the Series Cody Trilogy

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Cody and the Lions are playing great soccer, but the arrival of an international company to build a factory on a nearby lake splits the team in two: Cody and his teammates who worry the factory will pollute the lake vs. the players whose families will benefit from the opportunities the company will bring. Cody and his friends organize a marathon soccer game to bring attention to the environmental impact of the factory. The game tests Cody to the limits of his strength. But it also tests his friendship, teamwork, courage, and faith that he can deal with the emotional as well as the physical effects of surviving cancer.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4594-0963-7
$27.99 $20.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Publication Date 2017-01-01
BISACS JUV039220, JUV015020, JUV032150
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Lexile 570
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: David Skuy

David Skuy is the winner of the 2012 Silver Birch Award. He is also the author of the Game Time! hockey series. David lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Cody Trilogy

Thirteen-year-old Cody Dorsett is recovering from cancer and wants a normal life, and that includes soccer. Stuck on the bench and bullied as the new, bald kid, Cody has to find a way to prove himself as a Striker. The Beautiful Game challenges Cody to fight for what he… View available downloads →