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A Goal in Sight

by Jacqueline Guest

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Aiden is the roughest player on his Calgary hockey team, as likely to be in the penalty box as on the ice.
When he hits another player after a game, however, he's charged with assault and sentenced to one hundred hours of community service. He's bored and annoyed when he's forced to help Eric, a blind player with the Calgary Seeing Eye Dogs. In time, his new team shows him hockey is more fun on the ice than in the box.
A Goal in Sight is the story of an unlikely friendship that teaches a troubled kid the value of fair play. [Fry Reading Level - 5.0

About the Author

Jacqueline Guest

JACQUELINE GUEST is a Metis writer who lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta. Her books are frequently selected as Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens. A Goal in Sight was nominated for a Golden Eagle Award. In 2012, Free Throw and Triple Threat won the American Indian Youth Literature Award for Best Middle School Book and Jacqueline also won the Indspire Award.
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JACQUELINE GUEST is a Metis writer who lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta. She is the author of 10 previous Lorimer novels, including Hat Trick, Free Throw, Rookie Season, and A Goal in Sight, which are Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selections, and the SideStreets novels Lightening Rider, Racing Fear and At Risk. A Goal in Sight was also nominated for a Golden Eagle Award.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
4 to 8
Reading age:
7 to 10

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A Goal in Sight

In this Sports Stories series novel, Aiden is a tough enforcer on his local hockey team. Encouraged by his dad, he hits, hooks and slams anyone in his way. When he is finally sent to court for assault, Aiden’s community service punishment is to spend his Saturdays with a younger blind boy. Eric’s wild sunglasses and bizarre fashion statements are his way of dealing with the sighted world and Aiden slowly learns to respect him for it. With the help of his Aboriginal probation officer, he comes to enjoy his time with Eric and discovers that even blind people can play hockey. Helping out with the Seeing Ice Dogs teaches him that there are other ways to play than by being a bully. When his probation is over, Aiden has some difficult choices to make but he has learned enough to do the right thing.

Guest is a Métis writer. This book is a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Choice.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2009-2010.

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