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Northern Star

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

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native canadian, peer pressure, friendship
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It seems Peter Kuiksak's star just keeps rising. This young hockey hero from the Northwest Territories is the top player in his league, being pursued by agents, and becoming something of a celebrity in his adopted city, Edmonton. But being the centre of attention isn't all it's cracked up to be. It seems no one sees Peter as just Peter anymore -- least of all the star himself.
Inspired by the career of NHL star Jordin Tootoo, Northern Star continues one exceptional player's journey, started in Roughing and Against the Boards, toward hockey greatness.

About the Author

Lorna Schultz Nicholson

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and non-fiction. She has also written, produced, and hosted programs for television and radio, and is well known in Western Canada for her print journalism, including sports writing. Lorna regularly visits schools to share her passion for literacy with students. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and their two dogs.
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LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and non-fiction. She has also written, produced, and hosted programs for television and radio, and is well known in Western Canada for her print journalism, including sports writing. Lorna regularly visits schools to share her passion for literacy with students. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and their two dogs.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
4 to 8
Reading age:
7 to 10
Awards
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

"Sure to appeal to young hockey players, with its insights into the challenges boys face working their way through the minor leagues to the NHL, as well as readers who have already met Peter in the first two books, Northern Star has a place on library shelves ... It does a fine job of presenting an authentic hockey setting and situation."

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"Peter Kuiksak is a believable and sympathetic character..."

"Lorna Shultz Nicholson does a solid job of placing readers inside her main character's head, thus allowing them to experience Peter's thoughts, desires, fears and ambition."

"...an enjoyable read."

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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The Northern Star

As the third book in the sequence inspired by the life and career of the NHL star Jordin Tootoo, this young adult novel continues the story of Peter Kuiksak as his growing prowess on the ice has both positive and negative impacts on his private life. Increased attention and admiration at first seems both positive and bewildering for the thirteen-year-old from the far north in his new home in Edmonton. Eventually it leads to jealousy, envy and increased demands from others. Peter’s navigating through this and maintaining his focus and integrity are portrayed in an entertaining and realistic way that will appeal to young male readers and hockey fans alike.

This is one of six young adult novels the author has written about hockey.

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

Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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Northern Star (Sports Stories)

Peter, a young hockey hero from the Northwest Territories, is being pursued by sports agents and becoming something of a celebrity. But being the centre of attention isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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