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Interference

By Lorna Schultz Nicholson

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Josh has finally made it to an elite hockey team and is determined to play as well as his older brother, Matt. But Josh's body is not cooperating. He's so tired and sluggish at practice -- and so thirsty and hungry all the time -- he worries he'll be cut from the team. On top of everything else, Matt is at war with his father because he wants to quit hockey and take up drama. Little does everyone know, Josh's undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes is working against him -- and getting more serious by the day.
Interference combines a compelling story with an accurate portrayal of a disease that poses a challenge and yet offers opportunities for understanding and accepting the gifts every individual is given.

Awards

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

"This book is a terrific read for adults as well as young people and speaks the truth about diabetes. Josh will be a hockey player with diabetes, not a diabetic hockey player."

- Bob Clarke, General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers

"If you want to read a story about two great kids, this is it."

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"The viewpoint is that of a middle child wanting his parents' attention. His focus is on this need and not on the changes that he should recognize as warning signs that something is physically wrong with him. The story deals with real issue a young person could face while growing up."

- 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, 96 pages
Publication Date: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781550288223
Format: 7.5in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 96 pages
Publication Date: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781550288230
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781552777541
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.1.0.0
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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