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From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

Matthew Eagletail is the star player for the Warriors, his basketball team on the Tsuu T’ina First Nation near Calgary. When his mother remarries, everything in Matthew’s life is suddenly different and new: a new school, a new father, five pesky new sisters, a new dog named Precious. Worst of all, he has to quit the Warriors. When he’s asked to join his new school’s team, the Bandits, he claims he’ll never play for the competition. His sister Jazz thinks otherwise, and sets out to prove it.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-55277-686-5
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV013080, JUV032020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 780
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Jacqueline Guest

Jacqueline Guest is a Metis writer who lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta. She is the author of 10 previous Lorimer novels.

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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 →