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Blind Date

by (author) David A. Poulsen

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Jul 2007
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2007
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Curt Tomlinson has a lot going on for him. His hockey career is in high gear, he drives a very cool 58 Meteor?and his best friend, Marcel (French) Boileau has lined him up with a blind date. But the rugged defenceman is about to be blindsided-big time. His date is with Judy Baird and Judy Baird isn?t just a blind date-she's actually blind. But when Curt sees Judy making some kind of transaction with a couple of bad looking guys outside of Lawrence High, he discovers that Judy has a way bigger problem than her physical handicap. And Curt Tomlinson is about to be hit by the hardest body check of his life!

About the author

David A. Poulsen has been a broadcaster, teacher, professional cowboy, football coach, stage and film actor and—most of all—writer. His writing career began in earnest when his story The Welcomin’ won the 1984 Alberta Culture Short Story Competition. Now the author of 27 books, many for middle readers and young adults, David spends 60 to 80 days a year in classrooms and libraries across Canada (and beyond) as a visiting author/presenter. The UBC Creative Writing alumnus and former Writer in Residence at the Saskatoon Public Library recently made his inaugural foray into the world of adult crime fiction with Serpents Rising, the best-selling first book in the Cullen and Cobb Mystery series. There are now four titles in the series and the fourth—None So Deadly—hit bookstores in the spring of 2019. The Man Called Teacher, coming in 2019, is his first adult western. David lives on a small ranch in Alberta’s foothills where he and his wife Barb raise and train running-bred quarter horses for barrel racing competitions.

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Blind Date (Lawrence High Yearbook)

When Curt discovers that his new girlfriend, who is blind, has some secrets, it’s clear that this rugged defenseman is headed for the hardest bodycheck of his life! First published by (2000).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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