Hoop Magic

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

Orlando O’Malley has had to overcome a lot to play basketball. He’s the worst shooter on the Evergreen Eagles middle school team. He can barely dribble around a cone in practice. And he’s certainly the shortest. But Orlando has two special talents: a winning personality and the ability to call play-by-play almost everything that is happening around him.

Orlando really wants to be a star player, but despite his best efforts he can’t quite seem to make the right play at the right time. His biggest contributions to the team are his ability to get them energized and to call the shots. But accepting these as his special talents means he has to give up his dream of playing basketball.

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978-1-45940-525-7
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV039140, JUV032020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 760
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Eric Howling

Eric Howling is an advertising creative director and the author of nine books. His books have been shortlisted for many awards, and picked as a CCBC Best Books selection.

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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 →