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The Hockey Machine
     

The Hockey Machine

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by Matt Christopher, Richatd Schroeppel (Illustrator), Richard Schroeppel (Illustrator), Matthew F. Christopher
 

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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

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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 multimillionaire's prisoner!

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316140874
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Series:
Matt Christopher Sports Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
137
Sales rank:
248,361
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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

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The Hockey Machine 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love stories about hockey and this story was very exciting. I liked the way it ended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.