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Children's Fiction Hockey

Game On!

by (author) Gordon Korman

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Hockey, Humorous Stories, Baseball & Softball
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7



Two classic Gordon Korman titles in one perfect for the sports fanatic!



These two favourite novels come together in one paperback edition:



The Chicken Doesn’t Skate



What do a scientist, a screenwriter, and a hockey team all have in common? A chicken! Milo’s trying to do a project on the food chain, where he charts the growth of a baby chick, and plans to serve his specimen to the judges at the science fair. Only, his classmates have other ideas for the chicken. They claim that the chick’s a good-luck charm, a friend and even the hockey team’s new mascot!



The Toilet Paper Tigers



Corey Johnson never dreamed Little League could be so humiliating. But that was before he joined the Feather Soft Tigers. It’s bad enough that the team uniforms have pictures of toilet paper on them — thanks to their sponsor. But with a catcher who’s afraid of the ball, a right fielder who falls asleep during the games and a coach who knows zero about baseball, it looks like the Tigers are going straight down the toilet!


About the author


Gordon Korman
est né à Montréal et a grandi dans la région de Toronto. Il a signé son
premier contrat chez Scholastic à l'âge de 14 ans, avec son premier livre
Deux farceurs au collège.
Il est maintenant l'auteur de plus de 60 livres, dont beaucoup lui ont valu
de nombreuses récompenses. Gordon habite dans la ville de New York.


Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at

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Editorial Reviews



Praise for The Toilet Paper Tigers:


“A broad-humored farce . . . with plenty of unconventional baseball action.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Plenty of sports action, along with Korman’s trademark snappy dialogue, makes this peppy story an ideal choice for reluctant readers. Baseball fans will be sure to root for this lighthearted romp.” — Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Chicken Doesn’t Skate:


“[Korman] has a marvellous ability to manipulate a large number of characters and several intertwining plot lines in a way that provides a steady stream of laughs even as it builds to hilarious climaxes.” — Quill & Quire

“A breathless, rollicking read that is full of fun.” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials


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