Oil King Courage

  • Pages:240
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Sports
  • Themes:athlete, action, Canadian North, secrets, hockey
  • Available:10/01/2009
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:4.1
  • Lexile:HL630L
  • ATOS:4.3
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When the Edmonton Oil Kings discover that Reuben Reuben has a hockey game as unforgettable as his name and his Inuit heritage, life changes in a hurry for him and his best friend Gear.

A wealthy businessman sponsors a three-on-three pond-hockey tour across the western Arctic, and Reuben and Gear find out more than they ever bargained for about teamwork, about the North and about a dangerous family secret.

"Young people will enjoy reading about the supportive friends, the exciting hockey scenes, and the mystery. This will appeal particularly to reluctant YA male readers."
– NMRLS Youth Services Book Review
"Brouwer has done a wonderful job of tying mystery, Inuit traditions and hockey together in a great story of family, loyalty and friendship. This high interest novel will satisfy not only reluctant readers, but others who enjoy a fast-paced story…Highly Recommended."
– CM Magazine
"Canadian hockey will certainly be a hot topic in libraries following the recent Olympics. This quick read may satisfy the desires of those who want to read about the game."
– Washington State YA Review
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