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Mikayla's Victory

By Cynthia Bates

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Mikayla is excited and flattered when she's asked to represent her Ottawa school in the pentathlon at an upcoming track meet. As a good, all-round athlete she could do well in the event's five different sports--all but one, that is.

Mikayla's high jump is weak, and she's competing against Amelie, last year's high jump gold medalist. Mikayla is convinced that Amelie is the better athlete, and her spirits sink. But as she soon learns, success depends on more than the outcome of a single event.

Mikayla's Victory is a lively story that explores the connections between self-confidence and success.

Awards

Winner - Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Award for Women Writers - 2000

"Current students [... show a lot of interest in reading the book."

- Corrinne Weaver Centretown News

"The neat thing about this book is the realistic characters, and the detailed way they are described so you can picture them in your mind... Cynthia Bates has written a book full of tenderness and friendship."

- Emma Baker, age 11 Gananoque Reporter

"Bates reveals her firsthand knowledge as a coach and physical education teacher in her convincing descriptions of the sporting events, the training, and sport's psychology."

- Darlene Golke Canadian Book Review Annual

"It leaves readers hoping to meet Amelie again in a future book. Highly recommended."

- Audrey Cormier Canadian Materials

"In this delightful, well-written story, author Cynthia Bates suceeds in adding to that difficult-to-find, high interest, easy-to-read collection for the young adolescents. The strong characters and the exciting narrative make this an appealing novel for most young sports enthusiasts. The short chapters, fast paced, exciting topic and attractive format make it particularly appealing for reluctant readers."

- Betty Misset Gale Resource Links

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 100 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9781550286380
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781552777435
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.9.0.0
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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