Elliot Jelly-Legs and the Bobblehead Miracle

  • Illustrated By: Sydney Barnes
  • Pages:240
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:hockey heroes, bobblehead, self-confidence, anxiety, friendship
  • Pub Date:02/14/2023
  • Lexile:730L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:T
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Is a magical Carey Price bobblehead the key to Elliot's success on the ice?

Eleven-year-old Elliot loves hockey and finally convinces his parents to sign him up. There’s just one problem: he can barely skate. But he is determined. He practices every chance he gets and even takes extra lessons. He is still miles behind the rest of his teammates in terms of skills and speed, though. So when the goalie gets injured, Elliot surprises everyone by offering to take his place. He figures his “jelly-legs” won’t be quite so obvious in net. He is wrong. The first game is a complete disaster. In desperation, Elliot begs his Carey Price bobblehead for a win. Both thrilled and surprised when his wish is granted, Elliot makes more wishes. His team keeps winning. But is the magic real? And what will happen if his teammates discover the secret to Elliot’s success?

With twenty-five hockey-card-style illustrations scattered throughout, this is a heartfelt story of friendship, hockey and the importance of believing in yourself.