The Starting Eleven

From the Series Cody Trilogy

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

Cody is no longer the kid with cancer, or the soccer player always sitting on the bench as a substitute. Then everything changes when a skilled younger player is added to the team, bringing the chance for Cody and some of the Lions to get called up to an elite team. Plus, Cody has to face down bully Timothy from rival soccer team the Storm once and for all, help Mandy deal with her family troubles—and figure out what Cody Dorsett really wants. Following the characters who appear in his very successful novels Striker and The Beautiful Game, The Starting Eleven completes David Skuy’s trilogy.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low
Copyright 2017
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 208
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV032150, JUV039230, JUV039060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Lexile 500
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 →