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Triple Threat

by Jacqueline Guest

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list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
published: Feb 2011
ISBN:9781552776902
imprint: Lorimer
Description

When Matt's online friend, Free Throw, finally comes to Bragg Creek for a visit, the first thing they do is get a team together for the summer basketball league. Unfortunately, Matt's archenemy has had the same idea...

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
Awards
  • Winner, American Indian Youth Literature Award for Best Middle School Book
Editorial Reviews

"This thoughtful and action-packed novel will appeal to both boys and girls who like basketball. The book could also be used in classrooms to raise awareness of some of the mobility issues that people in wheelchairs face. Recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

"What makes this book readable is the constant reminder that games and sports should be fun...this little book has a positive message, which young people need to be taught and retaught."

— Canadian Review of Materials

"A hard-hitting, action-packed story of competition on and off the basketball court. For sports enthusiasts, particularly basketball players, this is a great novel. For those of us just interested in a good story, author Jacqueline Guest provides enough off-court interest in her unique Thoreau family characters to capture the reader's interest."

— Resource Links

"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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