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Playing Favourites

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Gavin and his friends Mido and Critter are starting high school this year, which means moving from a school with a championship-winning soccer team to a school that doesn’t have a team at all. With a little encouragement from his friends and granddad, a former “footballer” from England, Gavin musters up his courage and makes a deal with the school football coach—he agrees to let the soccer team share the field while the football team practices, but Gavin will be responsible for running the team. With a newbie team made up of misfits and kids just out to have a good time, Gavin soon learns that being a good coach isn’t the same as being a good player.

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978-1-4594-0256-0
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV032150, JUV039060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 530
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Trevor Kew

Trevor Kew is an English teacher in Japan and regular contributor to the soccer magazine Free Kick. He is also the author of several Lorimer Sports Stories novels, including Bench Brawl, Trading Goals, and Playing Favourites.

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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 →