From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||128|
Author: Eric Howling
Eric Howling is an advertising creative director and the author of more than ten books, including Head Hunter, Red Zone Rivals, Hoop Magic, and Run and Gun in the Lorimer Sports Stories series. Eric lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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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. The themes will appeal to kids who play sports, such as rivalry, teamwork, competition… View available downloads →