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Children's Fiction Bullying

Rocket Man

by (author) Jan L. Coates

Publisher
Red Deer Press
Initial publish date
May 2014
Category
Bullying, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Parents
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889954946
    Publish Date
    May 2014
    List Price
    $12.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552443279
    Publish Date
    May 2014
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12

Description

If only Bob could go back to being the Mr. Invisible of his superhero days. Back when he wasn't always being compared to his super-talented hardcore basketball god brother and perfect little sister. Back when Roy and Kyle didn't know he existed. To make matters even worse, his dad is really sick and getting sicker.
When Bob begins planning a fundraiser basketball game in support of cancer research, things start to look up. With Roy being temporarily out of the picture after terrorizing some little kids, Bob finally gets a chance to play on the D1 basketball team and ends up helping Roy complete his community service. Maria seems to be becoming more than a friend, and even big brother James starts paying more attention to him, and gives Bob some pointers on how to become The Rocket Man. But cancer rears its ugly head again when a bad fall lands Dad in a wheelchair. Will he be strong enough to make it to the Hoop Heroes 4 Health game?

About the author

Jan L Coates started writing for young readers in 2000. She went to Acadia University and now works as a teacher as well as giving school writing workshops through the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia. She is the author of several books for young readers including Rainbows in the Dark and the critically acclaimed A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk.
She lives with her family in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

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Editorial Reviews

"Rocket Man is a heartfelt, exciting read with an endearing hero who plays to his strength and wins."
National Reading Campaign

"Recommended."
CM Magazine

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