Face-Off at the Alamo

Face-Off at the Alamo

by Roy MacGregor
     
 

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The Screech Owls have come to the southern city of San Antonio, Texas, a surprising hotbed of American ice hockey. They are here to compete in the San Antonio Peewee Invitational, and between games can explore the fascinating canals that twist and turn through a maze of shops and restaurants in the city's downtown.
The tournament has been set up to include guided

Overview

The Screech Owls have come to the southern city of San Antonio, Texas, a surprising hotbed of American ice hockey. They are here to compete in the San Antonio Peewee Invitational, and between games can explore the fascinating canals that twist and turn through a maze of shops and restaurants in the city's downtown.
The tournament has been set up to include guided tours of the Alamo, the world's most famous fort, and for one night the championship team will even get to camp out in the historic site. The Screech Owls discover that the Alamo is America's greatest symbol of courage and freedom, and when Travis and his friends uncover a plot to destroy it, they must call upon all the courage of the fort's original defenders.


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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—The Screech Owls are back, and the ice hockey team from Tamarack, Canada, has gone to Texas to compete in the San Antonio Peewee Invitational. The kids are excited to play in the tournament and explore the city, particularly the Alamo. The games start out great until they play the Kansas City Cheetahs. The manager displays poor sportsmanship and is mean to his team. Things get shady as the Screech Owls discover that he is dangerous and has plans that may ruin the Alamo forever. Ice hockey lovers and fans of Mike Lupica's "Comeback Kids" series (Penguin) will enjoy this adventure.—Shannon Seglin, San Antonio Public Library, TX
From the Publisher
“. . . For the uninitiated, MacGregor’s series of chapter books for tween to teen readers combines the best of old school mystery series with solid writing about hockey. Youngsters with an interest in the game will appreciate the exciting play-by-play descriptions. . . . Face-Off At The Alamo is the perfect length for young hockey fans who are well into their first or second year of reading chapter books. Families who share read-aloud time will find the story moves quickly enough that adults and children may have a hard time stopping at just one chapter before lights out.”
The Hockey Writers

"For kids who love hockey...Roy MacGregor's series of books makes perfect reading."
—Ottawa Citizen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770494237
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Series:
Screech Owls
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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From the Publisher
"For kids who love hockey...Roy MacGregor's series of books makes perfect reading."
—Ottawa Citizen

Meet the Author

Roy MacGregor is the author of Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey (shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award); A Life in the Bush (winner of the U.S. Rutstrum Award for Best Wilderness Book and the CAA Award for Biography); and Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and Its People, as well as two novels, Canoe Lake and The Last Season. A regular columnist at The Globe and Mail since 2002, MacGregor's journalism has garnered four National Magazine Awards and eight National Newspaper Award nominations. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and was described in the citation as one of Canada's "most gifted storytellers." He lives in Kanata.

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