June 29, 2010

Rink Rivals by Jacqueline Guest

There seems to be more and more Young Adult hockey-themed titles nowadays, and that is in large part thanks to publishing group at Lorimer. They have made the wonderful decision to go into this market, thought of by many as the toughest market of all - boys aged 10-14 or so. The best thing is Lorimer understands the market and that these boys are often reluctant readers.

With that in mind Lorimer and author Jacqueline Guest tackled the project Rink Rivals. It is a story, originally released in 2001, of twin brothers from a tiny native community in the far north who relocate to Calgary. Hockey may be the only thing familiar to them in the big city. Soon they learn the temptations of the bright lights and busy streets.

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Here's the specs:
  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Lorimer; new edition edition (Aug 20 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552775658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552775653
Here's more from the publisher:

Product Description

When twin brothers Evan and Brynley Selkirk move with their family from the remote Cree community of Whapmagoostui to bustling Calgary, their worlds turn upside-down. In place of the grey, frigid waters of Hudson Bay, they see the downtown canyons of a modern city.

Bryn, a musical prodigy, trades piano practice for hockey practice to impress a new girlfriend; Evan, the family hockey hero, starts running with a bad crowd and neglecting the game. As the brothers' lies get them in deeper and deeper trouble with their parents, they have to rely on each other to gain the courage to do what's right. Rink Rivals is an action-packed account of how sport can help young people find the courage to confront sudden and radical changes in their lives.

About the Author

Award-winning author JACQUELINE GUEST is the author of numerous Lorimer novels, including the Arthur Ellis Award nominee Wild Ride and A Goal in Sight, which was shortlisted for a Golden Eagle Children's Choice Book Award. Many of her novels have also been Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selections including the SideStreets novel At Risk, and the Sports Stories novels Hat Trick, Free Throw, and Soccer Star. Jacqueline Guest lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta. www.jacquelineguest.com/index.htm


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