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Against the Boards
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Against the Boards

By Lorna Schultz Nicholson

$9.95 Paperback
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Also available from our distributor Lerner Publisher Services
$16.95 Hardback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Peter has done it! He's made it onto an AAA Bantam team and is now playing hockey in Edmonton. But this shy boy from the Northwest Territories is having a hard time adjusting to city life, his new school, and host family. The other kids laugh at his clothing, and Peter's new "sister" seems to have made it her mission to get him into trouble with her parents. Before long, Peter's problems follow him onto the ice.

Against the Boards is a compelling story about the difficulties that can arise when you don't express yourself.

Awards

Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Starred Selection - 2006

"Lorna's books are a great read for kids and their parents. They really help teach the importance of having good values both in hockey and in life."

- Wayne Gretzky

"Against the Boards would suit aspiring hockey players from grade 4 through grade 8. Peter's experience would be recognized by any young players attempting to move up in hockey's hierarchy."

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"Lorna Schultz Nicholson's third book featuring a young player from the Northwest Territories is a winner. And it's crystal clear that Schultz Nicholson understands the world of hockey and has probably logged a few hours in arenas herself. More importantly, it's obvious that she understands the nature and temperament of the superior player, the things that set him apart...Against the Boards is warm without being sappy and absolutely satisfying. Readers aged eight to 13 will enjoy meeting Peter and facing his special challenges."

- January Magazine

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, 112 pages
Publication Date: 12th May 2005
ISBN: 9781550288643
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 112 pages
Publication Date: 15th July 2005
ISBN: 9781550288650
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781552776308
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.1.0.0
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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- National Library of Canada

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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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