A Goal in Sight (LIMITED QUANTITIES)

James Lorimer & Company Ltd.SKU: 9781552775578

Author:
Guest, Jacqueline
Grade Levels:
Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven
Nation:
Mohawk
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
141
Publisher:
James Lorimer & Company Ltd.
Copyright Data:
2010

Price:
Sale price$9.95
Stock:
In stock

Description

A Goal in Sight is one of Métis author Jacqueline Guest's chapter books in the Sports Stories series from James Lorimer Publishing. In this title the theme of bullying is brought to the forefront as 13-year old Aiden's task on his hockey club is the enforcer. Both his coach and his father bully the young teen. In turn Aiden does his job well in fact he starts a fight in the parking lot after a game and injures another player. As a result Aiden is sentenced to 300-hours of community service. His parole officer is a quiet Mohawk man who sees potential in Aiden and works with him in helping a blind youth in a special hockey program. Aiden does not change over night but comes to see that he does care for his charge and even takes the disabled boy's side when other bullies threaten the unlikely pair. Aiden has trouble with his father who is a mean-spirited hockey dad with a drinking problem. In this novel Aiden perseveres and is able to reconnect with his estranged mother and overcome his need to be a bully. Fry Reading Level - 5.0; ATOS Reading Level: 5.2; Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.2. FNCR 2013

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