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Children's Fiction Time Travel

The Ice Chips and the Haunted Hurricane

Ice Chips Series Book 2

by (author) Roy MacGregor & Kerry MacGregor

illustrated by Kim Smith

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Category
Time Travel, Hockey
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443452311
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $16.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443452335
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443452328
    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443459648
    Publish Date
    May 2020
    List Price
    $6.99 USD

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3

Description

Practice makes . . . a perfect storm?

The Ice Chips are facing a big hurdle at their hometown rink in Riverton. Their biggest rivals, the Stars, have a major advantage, with better gear and a state-of-the-art arena. Without more ice time, the Chips just can’t keep up. Fortunately, the team has a secret weapon: their magical rink, which allows them to travel through time and meet their hockey heroes, who can teach the young players something new about the game.

Lucas Finnigan and his teammates have been warned that time travel is dangerous, but when they decided to leap again—hoping to find a way to squeeze in some extra practice—they never dreamed that they would land in the middle of a hurricane! Luckily, a major save from a plucky young player gets the Chips out of some extremely troubled water, and soon they’re running drills all over the Halifax Citadel.

But how will these exercises help their hockey playing? And who is this kid anyway? With the help of some of the city’s famous spirits, the players might just make it home ready to compete—and to win.

 

About the authors

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.

Roy MacGregor's profile page

Kim Smith lives in Calgary, Alberta. This is her first children's book. When not illustrating for children, Kim illustrates comics. Her illustrations have been featured in advertising as well as in two comic collections, The Anthology Project and The Anthology Project, Volume Two. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2008 with a Bachelor of Design specializing in character design.

Kim Smith's profile page

KERRY MACGREGOR is co-author of the latest work in the Screech Owls series. She has worked in news and current affairs at the CBC, and as a journalist with the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, and many other publications. Her columns on parenting, written with a unique, modern perspective on today’s issues and interests, have appeared in such publications as Parenting Times Magazine.

Kerry MacGregor's profile page

Awards

  • Unknown, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards

Editorial Reviews

“Adorable and likeable characters, a helping of mystery and intrigue, plus some danger to spice up the adventure along the way. This novel is a perfect read for hockey fans of all ages.”

Resource Links

Other titles by Roy MacGregor

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