Winter Hawk Star

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I suppose I could be less invisible if I were one of the guys who joked around in the locker room. Or if I broke curfew. Or if I complained. It's just easier to not be noticed. That way people don't expect things from you. There's no pressure, nothing to fear.

Tyler is a good hockey player, but not a great one. That honor belongs to the obnoxious Riley, a sixteen-year-old spoiled superstar who makes Tyler's life miserable. When Tyler and Riley are sent to volunteer at a local ...

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Overview

I suppose I could be less invisible if I were one of the guys who joked around in the locker room. Or if I broke curfew. Or if I complained. It's just easier to not be noticed. That way people don't expect things from you. There's no pressure, nothing to fear.

Tyler is a good hockey player, but not a great one. That honor belongs to the obnoxious Riley, a sixteen-year-old spoiled superstar who makes Tyler's life miserable. When Tyler and Riley are sent to volunteer at a local youth program, Tyler finds the passion and commitment he needs to step up his game on the ice-and off.

Tyler Watson and his teammate, the star center for the Portland Winter Hawks hockey team, discover that working with street kids has placed their own lives in danger.

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"Winter Hawk Star is a quick page turner that will interest all readers. Highly recommended."
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"Reluctant readers, especially those who are interested in hockey, will find this Orca Sports novel interesting...a good addition to schools and public libraries."
Children's Literature - Renee Farrah
Tyler Watson always chooses the safe path, opting to be invisible. But playing it safe is putting his position on his hockey team, the Portland Winter Hawks, at risk. The coach pairs Tyler with Riley Judd, the best and most arrogant player on the Hawks, for a community service project. By being together in a new situation both Tyler and Riley overcome personal hurdles that affect their hockey playing. Tyler realizes that hiding himself is not protection, and Riley learns to care about others and not take his athleticism for granted. They also gain perspective on their own lives and come across an alarming dark side of the program for which they are volunteering. Even non-sports fans will enjoy this book if they give it a chance. It is a story about confidence and overcoming fear of mistakes that translates to life in or out of a sports setting. Reviewer: Renee Farrah
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551438696
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Orca Sports Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 635,186
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.40 (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.

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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.

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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.

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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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I suppose I could be less invisible if I were one of the guys who joked around in the locker room. Or if I broke curfew. Or if I complained. It's just easier to not be noticed. That way people don't expect things from you. There's no pressure, nothing to fear.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    simple awsome

    this book is going in my all time favorites. this book is so good it would be a great movie. i would say this book is for all ages. so don't think im just saing this. i would love for u to read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Thunderbirds hockey is better but i play to

    For the Tacoma Rockets in the state of Washington any way i think thunderbirds are better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):)):))):):):)):):):) :D :P I DO NOT LIKE WINTERHAWKS :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(::((:( :C LOSER WINTERHAWKS GO SEATTLE TEAMS (SEAHAWKS, SOUNDERS, MARINERS, THUNDERBIRDS ECT. :):):):)] :] :} :>

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