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by Steven Sandor
 

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Growing up above his parents' Chinese family restaurant in Sexsmith, Alberta, Warren Chen has always dreamed of being a football star. At 90 pounds and five feet tall, he's not exactly built like a linebacker, but even short kids from tiny towns have big dreams. At first the coach is reluctant to even let him try out, but soon he sees Warren's strengths -- he is

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Growing up above his parents' Chinese family restaurant in Sexsmith, Alberta, Warren Chen has always dreamed of being a football star. At 90 pounds and five feet tall, he's not exactly built like a linebacker, but even short kids from tiny towns have big dreams. At first the coach is reluctant to even let him try out, but soon he sees Warren's strengths -- he is small, slippery, and no one can catch him. Warren is named the team's new running back.

In their first game of the season, the Sexsmith Shamrocks face their biggest rivals, Grande Prairie. In a breathtaking dash along the sideline, Warren reaches the end zone to score the game-winning touchdown -- almost. But Warren celebrates anyway, and the referee buys it. Sexsmith's losing streak is broken, and Warren has proven himself worthy to be on the team, a genuine football star! But he knows it's not quite the truth, and sooner or later, someone will find out. Warren has to decide whether to come clean and cost his school the victory, or continue living the smalltown football dream.

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"A well-written story about how sports can inform so many other areas of life...Recommended for football fans, or anyone who wishes they knew more about the sport."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459403833
Publisher:
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Series:
Lorimer Sports Stories Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
File size:
384 KB
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

STEVEN SANDOR is a professional sportswriter and magazine editor. He is also a colour commentator for FC Edmonton broadcasts. He lives and writes in Edmonton, Alberta.
STEVEN SANDOR is an avid soccer player and fan, a former soccer columnist for the Sun Media chain and has published sports articles in Soccer 360, Inside Soccer, the Prague Post, and the Budapest Sun. He is the current editor of Avenue, Edmonton's lifestyle magazine, and runs the online soccer magazine The 11. Steven is a former publications coordinator for the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club and North American editor of Face-Off magazine. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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