Playing for Keeps
From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Hockey rules in Branko Stimac’s new hometown, where its star players get the royal treatment. Any other sport—like soccer, where Branko excels—is considered second-rate. This means the sacrifices Branko’s Croatian immigrant father made so he can play in Canada go unnoticed, as does Branko’s stellar goalkeeping.
When Branko makes it onto the Edmonton Select team as the second-string keeper, he keeps the accomplishment to himself, sure that no one in his home town will care. But then a video of one of his spectacular saves gets posted on a sports blog and goes viral. Suddenly Branko has more attention than he dreamed of.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diversity|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||128|
Author: Steven Sandor
Steven Sandor is an award-winning magazine editor, author and sports broadcaster. He has written five books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series, and two teen novels.
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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 →