From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||136|
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 →