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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 176
Themes: Hockey, Russia, temptation
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2006
Fry Reading Level: 3.8
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It's the All-Star team, made up of the WHL's young hockey players, just one short step away from the NHL. Their goal is to beat the Russian All-Stars in a best-of-seven series to be shown as a television special. Hog Burnell, one of the biggest and toughest players in the league, is happy to be part of it. He could use the money that would come with a series win by the WHL All-Stars. At the very worst, it's a free vacation to Russia. It doesn't take Hog long to discover there's plenty more money to be made along the way...if he's willing to pay the price for it.

CM Magazine
"A very well-written novel, with a plot complex enough to appeal to many young readers...Recommended."
TeensReadToo.com
"A thrilling story that will pull you in and not let you out until the book is over."

Awards

CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended