Jump Ball

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

Abby and Sarah are as different as two sisters can be, but they get along well—that is, until they join the same school basketball team. Older sister Abby is bound and determined that their team will win this season. But outgoing and carefree Sarah seems to treat practices as a chance to goof off with friends, when she bothers to show up at all. As the tension on the team heats up, so does Abby’s intensity, until she’s not only treating her sister poorly but her other teammates—and the coach, too.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45940-179-2
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV032020, JUV013070, JUV014000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 730
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Adrienne Mercer

Adrienne Mercer lives in Nanaimo, BC, where she works in communications. In addition to writing sports novels for Lorimer, Adrienne also writes for magazines and has contributed short stories to several anthologies.

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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 →