Hitmen Triumph

  • Pages:168
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Sports
  • Themes:sports, athlete, action, contemporary fiction, brothers
  •  
  • Available:09/01/2007
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:3.2
  • Lexile:HL600L
  • ATOS:4.1
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:V
Paperback
9781551438733
$9.95
EPUB
9781554696352 LICENSE OPTIONS
$8.99

Left winger Nolan Andrews thinks it's great that he can play hockey in Calgary, where his older brother, Nathan, is a star center for the Hitmen.

When Nolan finds out that a lot of things about Nate's new life in Calgary don't make sense—or might not even be legal—Nolan has to make some difficult choices that will affect him and his brother for the rest of their lives.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!

"[Sigmund Brouwer's] knowledge of sports and deft writing style flawlessly carry the story along - a page-turner in fact!"
– Resource Links
"Brouwer is certain to capture the reluctant reader's attention with this story that is both enjoyable and a real page turner! Recommended."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Brouwer's writing technique encourages young readers to read on, as he only gives hints of what 'might' happen...Hitmen Triumph triumphs both on the ice and off."

– British Columbia Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA) The Bookmark
"Brouwer once again succeeds in combining a sports themed book with an action packed dangerous situation requiring the high school-aged characters to make ethical and moral decisions. Written at a 3.2 RL, reluctant and struggling readers into the high school years will find themes that resonate and provide good conversations or writing responses for class work."
– Puget Sound Council for Review of Children's Media
Resource Links, The Year's Best Books   | 2008  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2009  |  Commended

Download the Hitmen Triumph Teacher Guide.