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.

Format Your Price
978-1-4594-0525-7
$9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Category Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2013
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV032020, JUV039140
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 more than ten books, including Head Hunter, Red Zone Rivals, Hoop Magic, and Run and Gun in the Lorimer Sports Stories series. Eric lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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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 →