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Red Zone Rivals
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Red Zone Rivals

By Eric Howling

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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When Coach Gordon suddenly retires, Quinn Brown has to prove to a new coach that he deserves to remain the Spartans' starting quarterback. But Coach Miller's style seems to be throwing Quinn off his game -- and big-mouthed second-string Luke is gunning for Quinn's position.
To top it off, Quinn has been paired up with a peer tutor for math, and the tutor's a new kid everyone's making fun of. Who would have thought that the new kid would be exactly the kind of friend a struggling quarterback needs -- both on and off the football field?

"The lessons [Quinn learns are part of what we all hope our children will learn in high school, and one of the reasons some parents encourage their children in team sports . . . lessons in maturity, ethical principles, and honourable behaviour."

- Karyn Huenemann, Resource Links

"Great addition to a hi-lo collection for junior high and high school."

- Alyssa Campbell, Librarian at Munroe Junior High School, NetGalley Reviewer

"Red Zone Rivals will appeal to both boys and girls, and I would recommend it for any class library. Recommended."

- Georgette Nairn, CM Magazine

"[Red Zone Rivals would be great for a middle school library or classroom. This book would be great to open up discussions on disabilities (physical and learning problems), bullying, relationships, illnesses, and dealing with change."

- Pat Hensley, Educator at Successful Teaching/Furman University

" 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

ERIC HOWLINGs recent sports novels include Hoop Magic and Kayak Combat, which was shortlisted for the Hackmatack Childrens Choice Book Award, was a Resource Links Years Best, and a Canadian Childrens Book Centre Best Books selection. Red Zone Rivals is his fourth sports novel. Eric lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 17th September 2014
ISBN: 9781459407145
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 17th September 2014
ISBN: 9781459407152
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 17th September 2014
ISBN: 9781459407169
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFR
BISAC Code:  JUV032030
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.6

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