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Fighting for Gold

The Story of Canada's Sledge Hockey Paralympic Gold

by (author) Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Nov 2009
Category
General, Olympics, Hockey
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781552770313
    Publish Date
    Nov 2009
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552770306
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $9.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

Canada is internationally recognized as a leader in men's and women's hockey - but in 2006 Canada had yet to conquer the world of sledge hockey, the Paralympic version of ice hockey played by athletes with a physical disability in the lower part of the body. The Canadian Men's Sledge Hockey team came into the 2006 games as underdogs. Yet, through determination, guts and guile, they overcame all obstacles to win gold.

[Fry Reading Level - 4.7

About the author

 

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON a grandi à St. Catharines, en Ontario. Enfant, elle aimait lire, écrire et jouer à plusieurs sports. Elle a joué en tant que défenseure dans une équipe de hockey féminine et elle était membre de l'équipe nationale d'aviron. Elle est une auteure reconnue de livres destinés aux pré-ados et ados, de la série d'albums illustrés Puckster et de plusieurs livres documentaires sur le hockey. Lorna habite à Edmonton, en Alberta.

 

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, and as a child loved to read, write and compete in all kinds of sports. She is the respected author of many middle-grade and YA novels, the Puckster picture book series, and several non-fiction books about hockey, including the Amazing Hockey Stories series. Lorna lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her family. Not surprisingly, she is a HUGE Edmonton Oilers fan. Visit her online at www.lornaschultznicholson.com.

 

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award, 2011-12

Editorial Reviews

"Throughout this book, author Lorna Schultz Nicholson demonstrates both her ability to tell a good story and her thorough hockey knowledge. The book is fast-paced and action-packed, but also very empathetic towards the struggles and amazing achievements of the members of the team. Readers will find themselves drawn into the personal challenges that the team members overcame to win gold at the 2006 Paralympic Games."

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