Series: Jake Maddox Sports Stories
Eleven-year-old Jack Wickman is tired of skating in his big sister's shadow, after all she is five years older and a goalie (on the boys' team!) and he skates center so they really should not be compared to each other. He is convinced that he has the hockey talent, so all he needs is the chance to make a breakaway of his own.
Character 2: -
Interest Grade: Grades 2-3
Penworthy Release: 08-2018
Item #: 40561
sports, hockey, sister, sibling, Lang/Lit, Chapter, Fiction, Capstone Press
Pumped-up, easy-to-read sports stories with an emphasis on speed, skill, and fair play. The boys and girls in these books face obstacles on the gridiron, the court, the ice, or the half-pipe, and meet mental and social challenges as well. Readers discover that an athlete's inner game, persistence, and courage are just as important as a steady hand or a chance for a goal.