Bench Brawl

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

The “Helmets” and the “Gloves” have been cross-river rink rivals forever, so when the league decides to merge the two teams to represent their small B.C. town at a big invitational hockey tournament in Vancouver, Luke and his friends are furious. To make matters worse, the coach responsible for the merger is Luke’s own father!

Nothing is going right for the newly formed Great River Vikings—they seem to be more willing to fight among themselves than to battle against their opponents.

It will take an outsider—a new kid from Quebec—to teach the locals the true meaning of sportsmanship and what it means to be winners for the hometown they represent.

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978-1-45940-712-1
$16.95 $12.71
978-1-45940-711-4
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV039060, JUV032110
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 670
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 →