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Ice Time
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Ice Time

By David Trifunov

$9.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Paul Bidwell dreams of playing on a hockey team but knows that his mother can't afford to pay for the registration fees or the equipment. So he plays boot hockey with his friends and practises alone every night on the open-ice rink in the park. When the flu and mononucleosis hit Paul's school and his best friend, Vincent, is laid up with a concussion, an opening is created on Vincent's team, the Wildcats. Paul finally gets the chance to prove to the other players -- and to himself -- that he deserves his time on the ice.

[Fry reading level - 3.1

"Featuring covers clearly labeled with the sport in question, action-packed stories, and characters with diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds...sure to hook sporty middle school students."

- School Library Journal

"This tale of a young Canadian immigrant who gets a longed for but unexpected chance to join a local team will score an easy goal with younger or less expert readers mad for hockey."

- John Peters, Booklist

"The dialogue is realistic, and characters are authentic and develop during the story. Readers would enjoy the richness of the language and the local colour both from hockey and a prairie community. Ice Time would be an excellent choice for school, public and personal excellent read-aloud choice. Highly Recommended."

- Deborah Mervold, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"I enjoyed reading this story about Paul and his friends. It has appeal for hockey players and people who don't play hockey."

- Cheryl Mikulasik, Educator, NetGalley Reviewer

"Ice Time is a worthy addition to the Lorimer Sports Series. it hits all the right notes about teamwork, having fun, and equal respect for girls' teams. Paul's financial situation is not unique, and the references to the Jump Start Program are a reminder of the community commitment to and benefit from organized sport."

- Patricia Jermey, Resource Links

"Ice Time touches on valuable themes of friendship, teamwork and good attitude."

- Alyssa Campbell, Librarian

"This book is full of action. The characters are realistic and the situation they face is one that most young adult readers will be able to identify with and understand. I think this book is great for third grade and up readers. I think it will appeal to older readers who are reading below grade level."

- Judy Gottschalk, Educator at White Salmon Schools, NetGalley Reviewer

"Action-packed and entertaining, the novel is the latest hi-lo book for reluctant readers from LorimerÂs Sports Stories series. Filled with hockey jargon and insider knowledge of life on the ice, Ice Time will delight avid hockey fans and novices alike. TrifunovÂs detailed descriptions of complex hockey plays and strategies provide a surprising depth to the game, while the sub-plot surrounding VincentÂs concussion raises awareness about an often ignored risk. Fast-paced, engaging, and just a little bit sentimental, Ice Time is a knuckle biting glide down slick ice that will feel heart-warmingly familiar to Canadian readers."

- Karen Doerksen, National Reading Campaign

DAVID TRIFUNOV is an award-winning sportswriter and freelance journalist based in Kelowna, B.C. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and websites across Canada and the United States. He is the author of the Lorimer Sports Stories novels Snow Soccer and Ice Time. When not writing, he's raising three daughters with his wife, Erin.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 27th February 2015
ISBN: 9781459408548
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 27th February 2015
ISBN: 9781459408555
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 120 pages
Publication Date: 27th February 2015
ISBN: 9781459408562
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV032080, JUV039060
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13


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  • 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'!"
- Resource Links

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