Two Minutes for Roughing
From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||112|
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. The themes will appeal to kids who play sports, such as rivalry, teamwork, competition… View available downloads →