Selling Points: hockey, siblings, prairie
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Oct/01/2002
Bubbling with talk of the new season, we headed home.
Halfway back, Coach Matteau met us. He looked stern. And sad.
"Bad news, kids. The league has ruled that Danny and Anita can't play anymore. Petou, you can try out next week. Anita, Danny, I wish things were different."
Our hopes, crushed in a few words.
Danny, star of William Brownridge's two bestsellers The Moccasin Goalie and The Final Game, is back with his friends Anita and Petou, his dog Bingo, and his brother Bob, who plays for the Maple Leafs. Danny and Anita have been turned out of the league and Bob has come home under mysterious circumstances. On the way back from a local tournament, Bob reveals his secret, and Danny must put aside his own troubles to seek a way to help his brother.
Victory at Paradise Hill is the third of three books in a series.
Book one is The Moccasin Goalie.
Book two is The Final Game.
CM Magazine - November 15, 2002
"Brownridge's love for the game of hockey shines through once again."
"The bold, richly coloured paintings [. . .] truly echo a prairie setting and give the story an authentic exuberant feel."
"This story will be of interest to young fans of Brownridge and of our national game."
Peace Arch News - September 4, 2002
"A straightforward story with a good strong and hopeful message, Victory at Paradise Hill will appeal to young hockey enthusiasts."
Resource Links - September 1, 2002
"The book shoud give the audience certain satisfaction."
"The illustrations...are bright and bold."
CCBC Our Choice, commended
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