Head Hunter

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Colt’s coach has been losing his temper and ordering the team to win at any cost, even if it means playing dirty. What makes it worse is that Coach is Colt’s father, and his erratic behavior at home and on the field has Colt worried. Colt follows Coach’s orders to go head hunting and take out an opponent with a helmet-to-helmet hit.

When it turns out that Colt’s dad has symptoms from concussions he suffered in his NFL career, Colt is made acting coach for the championship game and has to decide if he will let a teammate continue playing after a head hit.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4594-0968-2
$27.99 $20.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2017-08-01
BISACS JUV015020, JUV032030
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 560
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Eric Howling

Eric Howling is the author of ten books including Head Hunter, Red Zone Rivals, Hoop Magic, and Run and Gun in the Lorimer Sports Stories series.

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Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse… View available downloads →