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Maxed Out

by Daphne Greer

tagged: hockey, special needs
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published: Mar 2012
pages: 128
ISBN:9781554699827
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

More than anything, twelve-year-old Max wants to play hockey like he used to. But since the death of his dad, his mom does more crying than mothering, and Max has to take his special-needs brother, Duncan, with him everywhere he goes. The team needs Max to win the upcoming game against the Red Eagles, but one practice with Duncan makes it evident that it's not safe to leave him unattended on the sidelines. With only a week to figure out how he can play in the big game, Max is feeling the pressure. Will he find a way to be a good teammate, a good brother and a good son, or is it too much for one kid?

About the Author

Daphne Greer is the award-winning author of several books for young readers including Finding Grace (Ann Connor Brimer finalist), Camped Out (Hackmatack winner) and Jacob’s Landing (Silver Birch and Hackmatack finalist). Daphne graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a bachelor of arts in child study. She lives in Newport Landing, Nova Scotia.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, YALSA Quick Picks nominee

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