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Triple Threat

by Jacqueline Guest

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Matthew Eagletail can't wait until his online friend John Salton flies from San Francisco to Bragg Creek, Alberta for a summer visit. John is almost as big a basketball fan as Matt is, and dreams of being the first coach in the NBA to use a wheelchair.

When Matt's sister Jazz tells them about the upcoming Rocky Mountain Summer Basketball League in Calgary, they decide immediately to get a team together. Unfortunately, so does Matt's archrival, John Beal. Soon the Bobcats and the Mean Machine are fighting it out on the court, determined to win by any means necessary. It's too close to call, until Matt and John get some crucial advice from an unexpected source.

Triple Threat is a basketball novel that smokes down court with hard-hitting action and suspense. [Fry Reading Level - 4.3

About the Author
Jacqueline Guest has written over a dozen books for young readers, specializing in sports themes and historical fiction. Many of her main characters come from different ethnic backgrounds, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Her books have been finalists for the Willa award and the High Plains Book Awards. For more information, visit www.jacquelineguest.com.
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Contributor Notes

JACQUELINE GUEST is a Metis writer who lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta. She is the author of 10 previous Lorimer novels, including Hat Trick, Free Throw, Rookie Season, and A Goal in Sight, which are Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selections, and the SideStreets novels Lightening Rider, Racing Fear and At Risk. A Goal in Sight was also nominated for a Golden Eagle Award.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
4 to 8
Reading age:
7 to 10
Editorial Review

"Good story for sports fans. Wonderful message about not underestimating people with handicaps. Loved the way bullying was dealt with."

— Tracy Mathis, Grade 3 Teacher

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Triple Threat

This book is continues the story begun in Free Throw. Matt’s new friend is coming from San Francisco for an extended visit. The boys met online while discussing their love of basketball. Matt wants to be a great player and John wants to be the first ever NBA coach in a wheelchair. The boys organize a bit of a rag-tag squad for the local summer league and are soon in a battle for glory against the team of one of Matt’s old rivals. The author addresses issues of cheating and bullying as well as discrimination against the disabled, females and ‘nerds’. The story stresses the value of teamwork.

Originally published in 1999, some references are dated.

Caution: There is no adult supervision of the online interaction in which the friends meet.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2012-2013.

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