by W C Mack
ISBN 9781443119856 Ebook
ISBN 9781443102018 Paperback
168 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
To pint-sized JT McDonald, hockey is life. So how come life keeps getting in the way of his hockey?
JT McDonald is the smallest guy on the team — but he's not letting that interfere with his plans to rule the rink this hockey season. His blades are sharp, his focus is strong and he is determined to play against the biggest team in the league, no matter what his coach says. That is until a new player joins the team — a giant new player named Eddie Bosko — and he's a right winger too, just like JT.
JT realizes his best moves look weak next to Eddie's. And to make matters worse when JT fails a math test, his mother grounds him, devastating his hockey happiness further. On the upside, while grounded, he wins a radio contest that will give him the chance to score a goal from centre line at the next Vancouver Canucks game. There's one catch: he won't be allowed to attend unless he pulls off a B on his next math test. Again his dreams seem just out of reach and he is almost ready to admit defeat.
That is until he notices that Eddie Bosko is even better at math than he is at hockey. Is it possible that JT's biggest competition is also the one who can help him achieve his hockey goals?
- Finnish - Karisto Oy
- French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
- W.C. Mack has a glowing reputation as a writer of humorous fiction for adults. She is equally proficient at writing about girls and boys.
- This middle-grade novel will appeal to boys moving from hockey chapter books and looking for something more challenging.
- Mixes hockey action with the kind of home and school concerns that are familiar to kids at this age level.