Power Play

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

When Zach Thomas broke his wrist going into the boards early in the hockey season, he thought he was done for the year. But as his Cochrane, Alberta, Pee Wee team gets ready for the play-offs, his doctor tells him he’s healed-up enough to pay. Zach isn’t so sure.

His fear of being checked hard in the corner makes him very reluctant to head back out on the ice. To make matters worse, a tough guy on an opposing team claims he has unfinished business with Zach. When he gets to talk with an NHL pro, however, Zach learns from experience how to stand up to his fears—and to the bully.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-55277-555-4
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 120
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV039100, JUV032110, JUV039050
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 680
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Michele Martin Bossley

Michele Martin Bossley is the author of numerous children's books. Many of her novels have been Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selections, including Goon Squad, The Winning Edge, and Trapped.

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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 →