Thunderbird Spirit

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The red 4X4 spun sideways as the driver slammed on the brakes and yanked the steering wheel. The truck skidded toward Dakota's truck. I couldn't see the driver because the passenger side was sliding towards us. I could see the passenger though. He wore a mask over his face. And he was pointing a rifle at us through the open window.

Hockey stars Mike "Crazy" Keats and his Cree Indian friend, Dakota, are caught in a web of violence which makes ...

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Overview

The red 4X4 spun sideways as the driver slammed on the brakes and yanked the steering wheel. The truck skidded toward Dakota's truck. I couldn't see the driver because the passenger side was sliding towards us. I could see the passenger though. He wore a mask over his face. And he was pointing a rifle at us through the open window.

Hockey stars Mike "Crazy" Keats and his Cree Indian friend, Dakota, are caught in a web of violence which makes winning this year's hockey league championship the least of their concerns.

Mike's new to the Seattle Thunderbirds, and Dakota seems like a good guy to have for a friend. Unfortunately, not everyone accepts Dakota's Indian heritage as easily. Spin-off racial hatred takes Keats and Dakota into a life-threatening situation.

Hockey stars Mike "Crazy" Keats and his Cree Indian friend, Dakota, are caught in a web of violence which makes winning a championship the least of their concerns.

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Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine
"Well-written, and the highly engaging secondary characters, especially Dakota Smith, will quickly draw readers into the story. In Mike Keats, Brouwer has created a well-rounded male protagonist, a young man desperately searching for a good role model during the difficult period between boyhood and manhood. Highly Recommended."
NMRLS Youth Services Book Review
"The short chapters, rapid action, and adept hockey writing make this a prime choice for reluctant readers and hockey lovers."
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"A substantial read with a unique plot and compelling characters...The excitement surrounding hockey and crime-fighting is sure to entertain."
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group
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Children's Literature - Melissa Zanot
Mike "Crazy" Keats has been traded team to team in the WHL, one step down from the NHL, because of his temper. He seems unable to put his anger aside no matter what the cost. His most recent trade could be his last if he can't keep his anger in check. One of his teammates is Dakota, a Native American. Someone has put bullet holes in Dakota's truck and tried to poison his dog, among other instances of crimes that seem to be racially motivated. Dakota tries to help Mike control his anger on and off the ice so Mike decides to return the favor. When Dakota disappears his sister finds a tape cassette so Mike and Dakota's sister decide to go after Dakota the choices that are made lead to surprising revelations. An exciting book that involves so much more than sports that most young readers will not be able to put this book down. This book would probably interest readers younger and older than the suggested ages depending upon reading levels. Reviewer: Melissa Zanot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554690459
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Series: Orca Sports Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 647,267
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

With close to three million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer writes for both children and adults. In the last ten years, he has given writing workshops to students in schools from the Arctic Circle to inner city Los Angeles. One of his latest novels, The Last Disciple, earned Sigmund an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America. Sigmund and his family live half the year in Nashville, Tennessee, and half the year in Red Deer, Alberta.

The Talk:

Reach For Your Dreams

It doesn't matter where you come from, it's where you decide to go in life that is important. Sigmund Brouwer encourages students to reach for their dreams, giving them fun and practical advice for the reading and writing skills that are the foundation of future success.

The Presentation:

Sigmund's presentations are an hour of high-level energy. He especially reaches out to reluctant readers and gears the talk to engage their attention. Audience size varies; often his presentations take place in the gym for the entire school, including kindergarten. (After the first half hour, the K-2 grades are dismissed, and the remainder of the presentation is focused on the older students.) There are no restrictions on audience size except for the space limitations of the gym. Smaller schools are welcome to invite another school to share in the cost of the presentation.

Booking:

For presentations that involve travel, Sigmund appreciates it if two or three schools in the area make bookings on the same day. For more information on booking, fees and expenses, please email Sigmund: rockandrollliteracy@me.com

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The red 4x4 spun sideways as the driver slammed on the brakes and yanked the steering wheel. The truck skidded toward Dakota's truck. I couldn't see the driver because the passenger side was sliding toward us. I could see the passenger though. He wore a mask over his face. And he was pointing a rifle at us through the open window.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Inspiring for any young athlete

    It starts out in the penalty box but when all hope is lost for keats dakota saves his career before getting traded. In the mean time dakota and his family are getting hunt down and dakota dosent want to call the police , after his sister kendras dog almost dies, keats has then swore vengence for those 2 criminals. Find out more by reading thunderbird spirit.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    GO SEATTLE TEAMS!!!!!!!!!!

    (SEAHAWKS THUNDERBIRDS SOUNDERS MARINERS ect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Inspiring for any old athlete

    Blah blah blah blah blah blah bal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿€€€¿¿¿^^^___===[[[¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿????••••|||`````~~~~

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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