Ice Attack

Ice Attack

by Beatrice Vandervelde
     
 

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Alex and Bill were once an unbeatable combination on the Lakers hockey team. Alex, with his shorter legs and lower centre of gravity, can be "faster than a speeding bullet" on the ice. He hates being short, but uses it to his advantage. When he passes to Bill, the captain of the team and star player, the puck always finds the net. But Alex and Bill haven't been

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Alex and Bill were once an unbeatable combination on the Lakers hockey team. Alex, with his shorter legs and lower centre of gravity, can be "faster than a speeding bullet" on the ice. He hates being short, but uses it to his advantage. When he passes to Bill, the captain of the team and star player, the puck always finds the net. But Alex and Bill haven't been hitting it off lately. Bill's show-off tactics are getting on Alex's nerves. During one game, Alex refuses to pass the puck to Bill. Suddenly, the two boys seem more like enemies. Bill even gets the team to gang up on Alex. As Alex feels more and more under attack, he considers quitting the game. A freak accident changes everything...

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Children's Literature
Part of the Canadian series "Sports Stories," this novel is built around the game of hockey. Twelve-year-old Alex plays on his junior high school team with his best friend Bill. To Alex's confusion, Bill starts to ignore him, then pick on him, and finally turns the team against him. Eventually it is revealed that Bill is lashing out because he's jealous of Alex's happy home life. Bill has been keeping his parents' separation a secret. Brought together by their mothers and the love of a dog, the boys are able to reconcile. Vandervelde deals realistically with adolescent bullying and the confused and hurt reaction of the victim. Those who have been ostracized by former friends will be able to relate to Alex. However, those with no hockey background may become confused and bored with the numerous, detailed descriptions of hockey games and practices. Hockey fans will appreciate the authenticity. 2002, James Lorimer,
— Renée Englot <%ISBN%>1550288296

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550288308
Publisher:
Lorimer, James & Company, Limited
Publication date:
11/04/2002
Series:
Lorimer Sports Stories Series, #58
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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