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Just for Kicks

Just for Kicks

By Robert Rayner

$8.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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The soccer-mad gang from Brunswick Valley School featured in Robert Rayner's two previous books for this series is back, gathering every Saturday afternoon to play a friendly game against friends from a neighboring town. A well-meaning adult spots potential in some of the players and offers guidance, inspiring parents of the other side to get their own coach. As the games become more structured, they become more serious -- and less fun. It's up to the kids to find a way to reclaim the spirit of the sport.
Just for Kicks is another comical installment in the series that includes Walker's Runners and Miss Little's Losers. [Fry Reading Level - 4.1

Awards

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

Short-listed - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award - 2005

"Just for Kicks will appeal to the intended audience and particularly sports fans. The soccer is realistic with the friendship among the players and between the teams very believable...There is a good mix of believable male and female characters. This novel would be a great addition to a school, public or personal library. Recommended."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Just for Kicks is a great book to include in a library collection, as it will make an excellent read-aloud. Once students have read this book they will look for other books in the series."

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ROBERT RAYNER is a former elementary school principal. His books featuring the kids of Brunswick Valley include Walker's Runners, nominated for the Ann Conner Brimer Award, Just for Kicks and Falling Star, both Hackmatack Award nominees, and the Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books selections Suspended and Little's Losers.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781550288247
Format: 7.75in x 5in

BISAC Code:  JUV005000
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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Walker's Runners

Out of Sight

Falling Star

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Suspended

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Sports Stories Series

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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.