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By Lorna Schultz Nicholson

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Fast-paced sports action novels that get kids reading.

In this sequel to Interference, Josh is off to an elite hockey camp for the summer, where he shares a room with a talented player from the Northwest Territories named Peter Kuiksak. Peter is skilled enough to give Kevin, the star junior player, some serious competition, which creates trouble on and off the ice. In Roughing, differences and special challenges lead to some tough team dynamics that will take strength, understanding, and courage to overcome. [Fry Reading Level - 3.8

"For those reading Ms. Nicholson for the first time may be surprised at how good she is. I highly recommend Roughing. A hockey book for all seasons. A first round pick!"

- Larry Lund President of Okanagan Hockey Schools

"Lorna Shultz Nicholson has created a sympathetic character in Josh, with whom children dealing with illness in their personal lives may identify....The novel sends positive messages about living with an illness and standing up for what is right."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Readers who enjoy hockey will appreciate the vocabulary, the environment and general feel of the game that Nicholson brings."

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"Readers of sports fiction, especially hockey fans, will love Roughing. The dialogue is brisk, and ... the book fills a niche for libraries looking for offerings that combine sports and an issue with which kids deal."

- School Library Journal

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: 9781552775677
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 112 pages
Publication Date: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9781550288599
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 136 pages
Publication Date: 22nd February 2012
ISBN: 9781552775684
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV032080, JUV039120
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13


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Series features

  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
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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.