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Courage on the Line

By Cynthia Bates

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Amelie has nightmares. She's a talented and well-liked player on her basketball team in Ottawa, but as a tournament game against her old school approaches she seems more and more frightened.

Her teammates wonder why she left her last school in the middle of the year, and why she's reluctant to meet her old friends again. Amelie finds she must confront the past, for her own good and for that of the team.

Courage on the Line shows how sport can provide the courage to face violence, on the court and off.

"Courage on the Line is a welcome addition to the popular Sports Stories Series from Lorimer... the plot is fast-paced and easy to read. Bates' coaching experience is evident in action scenes, which flow with the energy and excitement of the game. Bullying and ostracism are important issues for teenagers and Amelie's character portrays her emotions in a very realistic manner. The strength of the novel lies in its easy-to-read format, focus on sport and mature treatment of some very serious issues for young people. Many young readers, especially those interested in sports, have been enjoying this series. It is difficult to find novels with strong reader appeal in this genre. This novel will help fill the void for readers who are searching for sports stories with great action and strong characters."

- Linda Irvine Resource Links

"...a very moral book, and it offers good role models that support the main character in her difficulties.... With lots going on in the plot, a sensitive and sympathetic main character, and a good sense of the sports story, Courage on the Line is another fine product in the Sports Stories series. Recommended."

- Deborah Dowson Canadian Book Review Annual

"Recommended."

- Audrey Cormier Canadian Materials

"Courage on the Line is a welcome addition to the popular Sports Stories Series from Lorimer.... The plot is fast-paced and easy to read.... This novel will help fill the void for readers who are searching for sports stories with great action and strong characters."

- Linda Irvine Resource Links

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 117 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9781550286489
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 117 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9781550286496
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 4th January 2010
ISBN: 9781552776483
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.9.0.0
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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"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.

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