The Hockey Machine

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THE HOCKEY MACHINE Can Steve escape his kidnappers? After leading his hockey team to victory one afternoon, Steve Crandall accepts a ride home in the limousine of an avid fan his own age. Steve is surprised to learn that his fan is a multimillionaire and boy genius, but even more startling is the rich kid's proposal that Steve play center on his professional junior hockey team. Before Steve can respond or even consult his parents, he is flown to the team headquarters-where he soon discovers he's the ...

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Overview

THE HOCKEY MACHINE Can Steve escape his kidnappers? After leading his hockey team to victory one afternoon, Steve Crandall accepts a ride home in the limousine of an avid fan his own age. Steve is surprised to learn that his fan is a multimillionaire and boy genius, but even more startling is the rich kid's proposal that Steve play center on his professional junior hockey team. Before Steve can respond or even consult his parents, he is flown to the team headquarters-where he soon discovers he's the multimillionaire's prisoner!

Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center, Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6 A typical Matt Christopher sports adventure. Thirteen-year-old Steve Crandall, an excellent young hockey player, is kidnapped by a teenage genius to play on his professional junior hockey team. Hockey plays are presented in an accurate manner with correct terminology along with a suspenseful, but predictable, plot. Steve's survival is based on a winning record and his own ingenuity. The mixture of dialogue and description lend reality to a story that seems a little far-fetched, but the story should capture young hockey enthusiasts and readers of sports adventures. The black-and-white sketches of events from the story help to lend credibility. Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316140874
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1992
  • Series: Matt Christopher Sports Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 137
  • Sales rank: 173,119
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006

    Great book

    I love stories about hockey and this story was very exciting. I liked the way it ended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2004

    Hockey

    Steve had just came out of school when his friend Mark,introduced him to a stranger named Kenneth Agard Jr.Then Kenneth brought Steve to a place where the famous hockey team called the Chariots lived and had their practices. Steve found out that he was not allowed to go home to go home. So Steve tries to go home but he keeps getting caught. If you want to find out how Steve gets home to get home to his parents read this book I know you will like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2004

    Great Matt Christopher Book!

    It is a great book that is probably one of the best Matt Christopher books I've read. It is lots of fun and you can't take your eyes of it.

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