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Red-Line Blues
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Red-Line Blues

By Camilla Reghelini Rivers

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Lee comes from a family of NHL hockey players, but he's no hotshot--he plays because he loves the game. His coaches, however, spend all their time with the team's stars and leave ordinary players warming the bench.

When the coaches' determination to win puts Lee in hospital, however, he's forced to take a stand against their recklessness.

Red-Line Blues is the story of one player's fight for what's important in sport: fair play and love of the game.


Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 2004

"Using a combination of real and fictitious newspaper excerpts, Camilla Rivers begins each chapter with the story of the "great uncles" who were brothers that actually played competitive hockey in the 1920's and 1930's. This approach adds a unique dimension to Red Line Blues, making it a more insightful read. ... Rivers gently introduces the reader to the competitive and violent underworld of hockey without delving too deeply into this area. The problems are apparent, but the story is not thrown into darkness because of them. Consequently, the book is a fairly light read. Well paced and well written, this work is certain to entertain the young hockey fan."

- Canadian Review of Materials

"[Red-Line Blues,part of the "Sports Series," is another fine entry that any middle-schooler with an interest in hockey will enjoy."

- Mary Ellen Monahan Highlands Regional Library Cooperative Book Evaluation Program

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 4th November 2002
ISBN: 9781550287813
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 11th April 2003
ISBN: 9781550288285
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781552777558
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV039050
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13


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  • Gripping, action-packed stories
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  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

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