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By Beverly Scudamore

$8.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Fast-paced sports action novels that get kids reading.

Matthew has always been a popular student and hockey player. But after an altercation with a tough kid named Dillon at hockey camp, Matt finds himself number one on the bully's hit list. Matt manages to befriend Dillon by going along with whatever he's told to do, but as the boys' antics escalate, Matt realizes that he must break ranks with Dillon and deal with the consequences. Misconduct combines fast hockey action with a unique experience of bullying from the perspective of an unlikely target.


Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 2005

"Misconduct is "just right" in length with a super mix of social life at school and home, as well as quality play by play action in the hockey chapters."

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"The underlying theme of bullying is not only a relevant topic in today's society, but it is unfortunately a very real problem many children face firsthand. Beverly Scudamore has, therefore, provided not only an enjoyable novel, but one that may be used as a springboard to help children deal with this increasingly troubling issue....Misconduct, chock-full of action-packed hockey scenes and hockey humour, is certain to grab hold of even reluctant readers."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"The action is fast paced, the dialogue is brisk, and the message does not overwhelm the story. Characters are distinct and likable."

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
Publication Date: 25th October 2004
ISBN: 9781550288544
Format: 7.75in x 5in

BISAC Code:  JUV039010, JUV039180
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13


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Series features

  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • 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

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
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Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.