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Children's Fiction Hockey

Tryout Trouble

by (author) Irene Punt

illustrated by Ramón Pérez

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2014
Hockey, Friendship
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4


Tom and Harty both want to play for the Hawks, but will the competition ruin their friendship?

Tom is excited when he learns that Harty, the boy he met at hockey camp in The Wicked Slapshot, has moved into the neighbourhood! That is, until Tom realizes that Harty will be competing with him for a spot on the Hawks — and he seems to be winning over all of Tom's teammates.

With tryouts looming, Tom starts to feel jealous. What if Harty makes the team and he doesn't? Will he be able to remain friends with Harty AND the guys?

Tryout Trouble is an easy-to-read chapter book, perfect for emerging readers who are transitioning to chapter books.

About the authors

Irene Punt is a former teacher and a woman of boundless energy and enthusiasm. She is the author of four previous Hockey Junior books and one picture book, The Bop!, all published by Scholastic Canada. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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Ramón Pérez is a Canadian freelance cartoonist and writer working predominantly in comic books, children’s books, and magazines as a graphic storyteller. Recent career highlights include Captain America and the First Thirteen, Deadpool Team-Up #883, and the Eisner award-winning graphic novel Tale of Sand, which Ramón directly adapted from the original screenplay by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl for Archaia Publishing. Ramón lives in Toronto.

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