Fall 2020

Rugby Rivals

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Sam’s grandfather, Pops, always taught Sam that the most important aspects of rugby are sportsmanship and teamwork. Things are not great at home, but Sam’s struggles really begin when his school is shut down and he transfers to Rosedale Heights. He has trouble fitting in with the snobby Rosedale team, especially Bittner, who resents Sam’s presence. All seems lost when, set up by Bittner, Sam gets kicked off the team under suspicion of stealing. Can Sam prove his innocence and get back in play for the highly anticipated England game? And can he play the kind of rugby that will make Pops proud? Find out in this gripping high/low middle grade sports story.

Format Your Price
978-1-4594-1494-5
On pre-order until 08/01/2020
$20.99
978-1-4594-1492-1
On pre-order until 08/01/2020
$8.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Category Sports
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039140, JUV039100, JUV032000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 520
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Mike Levitt

Mike Levitt has played, coached, and refereed high school rugby. He wrote the curriculum for his school district's grade 11 rugby course. Rugby Rivals is his first sports novel.

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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 →