Just for Kicks

Just for Kicks

by Robert Rayner
     
 

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The soccer-mad gang from Brunswick Valley School featured in Robert Rayner's two previous books for this series is back, gathering every Saturday afternoon to play a friendly game against friends from a neighboring town. A well-meaning adult spots potential in some of the players and offers guidance, inspiring parents of the other side to get their own coach. As the…  See more details below

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The soccer-mad gang from Brunswick Valley School featured in Robert Rayner's two previous books for this series is back, gathering every Saturday afternoon to play a friendly game against friends from a neighboring town. A well-meaning adult spots potential in some of the players and offers guidance, inspiring parents of the other side to get their own coach. As the games become more structured, they become more serious -- and less fun. It's up to the kids to find a way to reclaim the spirit of the sport.
Just for Kicks is another comical installment in the series that includes Walker's Runners and Miss Little's Losers. [Fry Reading Level - 4.1]

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"...a great book to include in a library collection, as it will make an excellent read-aloud. Once students have read this book they will look for other books in the series."
CM Magazine
"The soccer is realistic with the friendship among the players and between the teams very believable...There is a good mix of believable male and female characters. This novel would be a great addition to a school, public or personal library. Recommended."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"The soccer is realistic with the friendship among the players and between the teams very believable...There is a good mix of believable male and female characters. This novel would be a great addition to a school, public or personal library. Recommended."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552776247
Publisher:
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Publication date:
06/27/2012
Series:
Lorimer Sports Stories Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
File size:
615 KB
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

ROBERT RAYNER is a former elementary school principal. His books featuring the kids of Brunswick Valley include Walker's Runners, nominated for the Ann Conner Brimer Award, Just for Kicks and Falling Star, both Hackmatack Award nominees, and the Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books selections Suspended and Little's Losers.
ROBERT RAYNER is a former elementary school principal in St. George, New Brunswick. He is the author of a set of soccer Sports Stories about a gang of soccer-mad kids from fictional Brunswick Valley. Of these sports novels, Walker's Runners was nominated for the Ann Connor Brimer Award, Just for Kicks and Falling Star were both Hackmatack Award nominees, and Suspended and Little's Losers were Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selections.

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