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Children's Fiction Hockey

Nightmare in Nagano (#9)

by (author) Roy MacGregor

Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Nov 1998
Category
Hockey, General, Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780771056192
    Publish Date
    Nov 1998
    List Price
    $7.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

Travis and the Screech Owls are flying to Nagano, site of the 1998 Winter Olympics, to play in Big Hat - the same arena where for the first time NHL stars competed for medals and women played Olympic hockey!

No one is more excited than Nish to be in Japan, the land of the rising sun – and the electrically heated toilet seat, and a soft drink called “Sweat”! He and the gang see new things on-ice too. Their Japanese opponents play a very different style of hockey. And Nish, who has discovered a new form of martial arts on his trip, is counting on a mysterious “force shield” to help his game.

Then a shadow falls over the tournament. The mayor of Nagano collapses at the opening-night banquet. The Owls are caught in a freak avalanche while snowboarding. A menacing stranger is following them.…As the Owls head to the finals, one question is on everyone’s mind: When will the nightmare end?

Nightmare in Nagano is the ninth book in the Screech Owls Series.

Check out the Screech Owls’ website at www.screechowls.com

About the author

In the fall of 2006, Roy MacGregor, veteran newspaperman, magazine writer, and author of books, came to campus. Since 2002, MacGregor had been writing columns for the Globe and Mail, but he had a long and distinguished career in hand before he came to the national newspaper. He has won National Newspaper Awards and in 2005 was named an officer in the Order of Canada. He is the author of more than 40 books — 28 of them in the internationally successful Screech Owls mystery series for young readers — on subjects ranging from Canada, to the James Bay Cree, to hockey. That fall, he spoke to a packed room in the St. Thomas chapel. After the lecture, Herménégilde Chiasson, the Acadian poet, artist, and New Brunswick's Lieutenant Governor of the day, hosted a reception at the majestic Old Government House on the banks of the St. John River. MacGregor spent the evening surrounded by young journalists and the conversation continued late into the night. After all, there were more than three decades of stories to tell.

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Editorial Reviews

“For kids who love hockey…Roy MacGregor’s series of books makes perfect reading.”
Ottawa Citizen

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