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Delaying the Game

By Lorna Schultz Nicholson

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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For the first time, Kaleigh is playing on an all-girls hockey team. Never a "girlygirl," she misses her former teammates, has trouble following the different rules of girls' hockey, and gets frustrated when her fellow players get distracted from their game. That is, until Shane comes along. Soon the attention of this older boy is taking up too much of her time, and Kaleigh finds herself unsure whether she can balance hockey, her friendships, and this new dating-life. [Fry Reading Level - 3.4

"Growing up playing hockey was an awesome experience. I only wish I'd had a well written book like this to read about other girls playing hockey."

- Cassie Campbell, Olympic gold medallist

"Lorna Schultz Nicholson's colloquial language in her books ring true to our times and show how hockey-culture lives anew in each generation of Canadians."

- Victoria Times-Colonist

"There is more to the story than Kaleigh's difficulty adjusting to the less physical brand of hockey. She is dealing with coming of age issues: infatuation, make-up, new friendships, team dynamics and a grandmother with Alzheimer's disease....Delaying the Game is a good addition to a library collection.

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"There is more to the story than Kaleigh's difficulty adjusting to the less physical brand of hockey. She is dealing with coming of age issues: infatuation, make-up, new friendships, team dynamics and a grandmother with Alzheimer's disease....Delaying the Game is a good addition to a library collection.

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and non-fiction. She has also written, produced, and hosted programs for television and radio, and is well known in Western Canada for her print journalism, including sports writing. Lorna regularly visits schools to share her passion for literacy with students. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and their two dogs.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 24th September 2010
ISBN: 9781552775714
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 136 pages
Publication Date: 29th November 2010
ISBN: 9781552775721
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV032080, JUV039050
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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