From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
David dreams of soccer glory, and is willing to suffer hours of monotonous practice drills to achieve it. His asthma might slow him down a little, but he works every day to be a better player.
The coach of his Winnipeg team has a different formula for success: play the best players, and let the rest spend the season warming the bench. When the first line fails to show for a crucial game on a cold, rainy day the bench steps up and plays with grit, but coach Prescott is oblivious. When the team wins the championship, it’s an empty victory for most of the players. But when he explains the situation to his grandfather, David finally finds a way to get the coach’s attention.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||Diverse Books: Physical Disability & Illness, Diversity|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||152|
Author: Camilla Reghelini Rivers
Camilla Reghelini Rivers is a writer, mother, and former teacher. She was born in India, raised in Alberta, and now lives in Winnipeg.
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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 →