From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Ed used to dream of being a receiver. At fourteen, Ed wishes he could play for his High Mustangs team—but he worries that he’s too tall and too skinny. Tyrone, the quarterback, teases Ed about his build, and his crush on Tyrone’s girlfriend Zara and one day at practice throws a ball at Ed’s head. Ed’s instincts kick in and he makes the catch! Ed joins the team as back-up receiver, but Tyrone won’t pass to Ed. The big game against their rival team leaves Ed wondering if Tyrone will throw to him, and if he does, can Ed catch a pass and make his dreams of being a football hero come true? Follow the action in this adventurous high/low middle grade story.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning, Sports|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||160|
School Library Journal
“The in-depth game play will attract sports fans . . . The books also skillfully take on relevant issues including racial discrimination, economic disparities, and mental illness.”—School Library Journal
Author: Eric Howling
Eric Howling is an advertising creative director and the author of more than ten books, including Head Hunter, Red Zone Rivals, Hoop Magic, and Run and Gun in the Lorimer Sports Stories series. Eric lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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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 →