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Long Bomb

By Eric Howling

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Ed Warnicki used to play football in the park with his dad and dream of being a great receiver. Now, at fourteen, Ed secretly wishes he could play for his Calgary High Mustangs team. But he worries that he's too tall, too skinny and too insecure — the exact opposite of star quarterback Tyrone Jackson. Wanting to contribute to the school's football team in some way, Ed accepts the job of waterboy. Tyrone teases Ed about his build, his old bike and his obvious crush on Tyrone's girlfriend and school sports reporter Zara, and one day at practice throws a ball right at Ed's head. Ed's instincts kick in and he makes a decent catch! So when the team's top receiver gets injured, Ed joins the team as back-up receiver. Getting annoyed that Zara seems to prefer Ed's company to his own, Tyrone won't pass to Ed, and even calls a play he knows could get Ed hurt. But the big game against their rival team puts school pride and Ed's confidence on the line. Will Tyrone throw to Ed? Can Ed catch a crucial pass and make his dreams of being a football hero come true?

"... the in-depth game play will attract sports fans."

- School Library Journal

ERIC HOWLING is the author of ten books including Head Hunter, Red Zone Rivals, Hoop Magic, and Run and Gun in the Lorimer Sports Stories series. His books have been shortlisted for the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, named Resource Link's Year's Best and picked as CCBC Best Books selections. Eric lives and plays sports in Calgary, Alberta.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9781459414846
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9781459414853
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV032000, JUV032030, JUV039100, JUV039140
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Lexile Reading Level: HL600L
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.3


Similar titles:
Head Hunter

Kayak Combat

Run and Gun


Red Zone Rivals

Sport Stories

Sports Stories Series

High interest sports fiction

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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'!"
- Resource Links

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.