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Blazer Drive
By author: Sigmund Brouwer
Selling Points: "Hockey, suspense, farming"
ISBN: 9781551437170
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Mar/01/2007
Lexile Level: HL560L
Fry Reading Level: 3.8
Pages: 176
Fiction Ages 10+
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
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"You can't do that," Luke said. "If those two guys catch you, they'll kill you."

"If I don't do it," I said, "they're going to kill hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of bloodline bulls. Including the one I used to feed by hand with a bottle."

I turned and ran back toward the barn.


When Josh Ellroy, left-winger for the Kamloops Blazers, and his dad find more than a dozen dead cattle on the family ranch, Josh has some serious decisions to make. On one hand, the Western Hockey League playoffs are ahead, plus a chance to play in the National Hockey League. On the other hand, there's a beautiful and interesting girl who believes more prize bulls will be killed.
Josh is afraid of what will happen if he gets involved. As he learns more, he's afraid of what will happen if he doesn't.
Puget Sound Council - September 1, 2009
"More than just a sports story, Brouwer manages the weave of plots, creating a worthwhile book that will appeal to hockey loving readers as well as adventure and mystery readers. Written at a 3.8 RL, older reluctant readers will also find this a good match."
Canadian Toy Testing Council - November 1, 2008
"The reader becomes involved in the excitement of playing hockey, making new friends, and ultimately confronting those who are revealed to be responsible for harming the animals."
CM Magazine - June 8, 2007
"An excellent combination of the sports-themed genre with mystery and teen novel elements. Highly Recommended."
Resource Links - June 1, 2007
"Brouwer's characters are believable, as is his plot, and readers will likely seek out further titles in this series."

Awards

CCBC Best Books starred selection, commended  CA  2008
Canadian Toy Testing Council Top Ten Great Books for Children, commended  CA  2009

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High Interest Sports Action

Key Features:
Age-appropriate plots
Hockey, Basketball, Baseball,
Football and much more
Compelling stories


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Curriculum Connections

Bindings:
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