Mystery at Lake Placid

Overview

Travis Lindsay, his best friend, Nish, and all their pals on the Screech Owls hockey team, are on their way to New York for an international peewee tournament. Excitement builds in the team van on the way to Lake Placid. First there are the entertaining antics of their trainer, Mr. Dillinger - then there's the prospect of playing on an Olympic rink, in a huge arena, knowing there will be scouts in the stands.

But they have barely arrived when things start to go wrong. Their star...

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Overview

Travis Lindsay, his best friend, Nish, and all their pals on the Screech Owls hockey team, are on their way to New York for an international peewee tournament. Excitement builds in the team van on the way to Lake Placid. First there are the entertaining antics of their trainer, Mr. Dillinger - then there's the prospect of playing on an Olympic rink, in a huge arena, knowing there will be scouts in the stands.

But they have barely arrived when things start to go wrong. Their star center, Sarah, plays badly from lack of sleep. Next Travis gets knocked down in the street. And then someone starts tampering with equipment. It looks as if someone is trying to sabotage the Screech Owls. But who? And why? And can Travis and the others stop the destruction before the decisive game of the tournament?

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Editorial Reviews

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"For kids who love hockey...Roy MacGregor's series of books makes perfect reading."
—Ottawa Citizen
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
This Canadian hockey mystery is really fun. MacGregor has captured the feel of the team, the sport, and the competition, as well as the voices of the young players. We see a top-rated high school hockey team as they compete. The kids are all good friends. Or are they? Suddenly they're not so sure. Something, or someone, seems to be sabotaging their chances of winning the championship. But who would steal sticks? Hide skates? Would members of another team do such utterly dumb things? Especially when being caught would mean being disqualified? And when coaches from the minor-league teams are watching their every move--well, everyone has his own reasons for being nervous. Marvelous descriptions of hockey plays, good portraits of the players on each team, solid relationships between team members and their coaches and parent-chaperones, make this an altogether enjoyable adventure. Part of the "Screech Owls" series. 1995, McClelland & Stewart, Ages 9 to 12, $11.05 and $5.99. Reviewer: Judy Silverman—Children's Literature
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770494138
  • Publisher: Tundra
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Series: Screech Owls Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 519,952
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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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