Two Minutes for Roughing

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

Les Lewchuck is a rink rat—he loves hanging around his neighborhood park in East End Toronto, playing hockey whenever and with whom ever he can. He’s keen to hit the ice, then, when he finally gets to join a real team, the Metro Cats.

He soon finds, however, that Roddy and Lenny Smith, a couple of tough, bullying brothers, run the team. When Les flattens one of the brothers in practice, they vow to get him back. To make matter worse, Les’s parents have separated and things at home aren’t how they used to be. When his troubles at home and at the rink reach a fiery crisis, Les has to find the courage to tell the truth about a painful situation.

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978-1-55277-573-8
$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 112
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV032110, JUV039050
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 650
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Joseph Romain

Joseph Romain is a Toronto-based writer and a former curator of the NHL's Hall of Fame. He is a regular performer at the Mariposa Folk Festival, a Little League baseball coach, and an avid Blue Jays fan.

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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 →