by David Skuy
ISBN 9781443146692 Paperback
ISBN 9781443146708 Ebook
240 Pages | 5" x 7.77" | Ages 9 to 12
See an excerpt
In this follow-up to Rocket Blues, Rocket is drafted in the OHL tryouts and heads off to training camp in his pursuit of one day becoming a hockey legend!
Now almost 16 years old, Rocket has been drafted by an OHL team in the 13th round. His mom however has different plans for his future and thinks he should go for a US college scholarship instead. But Rocket is sure that junior hockey is his best route to the NHL.
After convincing his mom to let him try out, Rocket heads off to training camp, where he soon discovers that most of the other players seem more interested in goals and getting drafted to the NHL, and all the money and perks that come with it, than the team. The competition is high, and the stress higher. Rocket will have to fight for his life to make the team, and decide whether or not his hockey dream is worth it.
Praise for Undergrounders:
. Winner, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction
. Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice
. Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice
. Runner-up, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award
- Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
- French - Éditions Hurtubise
- A fast-paced sequel to Rocket Blues, with just the kind of action that hockey fans crave
- Sports and kids are a natural combination: the competition, the challenges, the friendships, the rivalries
- Fans of Skuy's Undergrounders will enjoy this book, which also mixes hockey with real-world problems of poverty and child abandonment