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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Just for Kicks

by (author) Robert Rayner

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2004
Category
Humorous Stories, Boys & Men
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552776247
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550288254
    Publish Date
    May 2004
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552775042
    Publish Date
    May 2010
    List Price
    $9.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
  • Reading age: 7 to 10

Description

The soccer-mad gang from Brunswick Valley School featured in Robert Rayner's two previous books for this series is back, gathering every Saturday afternoon to play a friendly game against friends from a neighboring town. A well-meaning adult spots potential in some of the players and offers guidance, inspiring parents of the other side to get their own coach. As the games become more structured, they become more serious -- and less fun. It's up to the kids to find a way to reclaim the spirit of the sport.
Just for Kicks is another comical installment in the series that includes Walker's Runners and Miss Little's Losers.

 

About the author

A former elementary school principal, school district consultant, teacher and journalist, in England, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick, Robert Rayner now spends his time writing and teaching music. He is the author of three adult novels, nine young adult novels, and three teen novels. His stories have been shortlisted for the Ann Connor Brimer Children’s Literature Prize and (four times) for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, and five of them have been included in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre annual ‘Best Books’ list. He lives on the Magaguadavic River in St. George, New Brunswick.

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