Oil King Courage

  • Pages:240
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Sports
  • Themes:athlete, action, Canadian North, secrets, hockey
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  • 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.

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!

"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."
– 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: Canadian Review of Materials
"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."
– The Washington State Young Adult Review Group (WASHYARG)
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