Dooby: (Wolfbay Wings Series #8)

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As the Wings start their first Peewee season, Doobydefenseman and official team bigmouthhopes hell be elected team captain. After all, his chatter on the ice has been one of the teams biggest assetsdistracting opponents, inspiring his teammates, keeping Coach up on whats going on with the players. But someone else gets the joba girl whos just joined the team. Feeling robbed, Dooby sulks, shuts down, and shuts upand the Wings start to suffer. Dooby knows the team needs his kind of talk. But isnt that the kind of ...
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As the Wings start their first Peewee season, Doobydefenseman and official team bigmouthhopes hell be elected team captain. After all, his chatter on the ice has been one of the teams biggest assetsdistracting opponents, inspiring his teammates, keeping Coach up on whats going on with the players. But someone else gets the joba girl whos just joined the team. Feeling robbed, Dooby sulks, shuts down, and shuts upand the Wings start to suffer. Dooby knows the team needs his kind of talk. But isnt that the kind of leadership youre supposed to get from your so-called captain?

As the Wings start their first Peewee season, Doobydefenseman and official team bigmouthhopes hell be elected team captain. After all, his chatter on the ice has been one of the teams biggest assetsdistracting opponents, inspiring his teammates, keeping Coach up on whats going on with the players. But someone else gets the joba girl whos just joined the team. Feeling robbed, Dooby sulks, shuts down, and shuts upand the Wings start to suffer. Dooby knows the team needs his kind of talk. But isnt that the kind of leadership youre supposed to get from your so-called captain?

Author Biography: Bruce Brooks is a two-time Newbery Honor recipient, in 1985 for The Moves Make the Man, and in 1993 for What Hearts. He has won many other awards and honors, not least of which was being a spazzy assistant coach for his son's travel hockey team. He lives in Burtonsville, Maryland.

Fully expecting to be elected captain of his ice hockey team, Dooby is dismayed when the position goes to the new player because she is a girl.

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Gr 5-8--Two books in a series about players on a Peewee hockey team. Each one focuses on a different player, with the formula always staying the same: the central character must learn to overcome a flaw that prevents him from meshing with the rest of the team, on and off the ice. Dooby sulks when he is not elected captain of the team--he loses to a girl, which makes it even harder to bear. He must learn to accept the circumstances and come to understand his role on the team. Reed is a "puck-hog" who is moved to defenseman. The books are tightly written, especially for series books, with the first-person narrators speaking in a tough, no-nonsense, sometimes edgy voice. It is fun to see incidents through each player's eyes. At times, however, the narrators hardly sound like kids: "True the coach told me to start trying this risky style of play, so technically I am excused from humiliations that might accrue." Another caveat is the way the dialogue is handled in Dooby, with dashes used instead of quotation marks, a la James Joyce. Some young readers may find this disconcerting and a lot to wade through. Still, these titles are short enough and entertaining enough to qualify as high-interest reads.--Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064407083
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Series: Wolfbay Wings Series , #8
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.55 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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