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Children's Fiction Hockey

Reality Check in Detroit

by (author) Roy MacGregor

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Feb 2015
Category
Hockey, Mysteries & Detective Stories, General
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770494220
    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

The Screech Owls are invited to compete in a four-day skills competition in Detroit. Along with another team, they will be participating in a reality show called Goals & Dreams. They're staying at a fancy hotel, being showered with hockey swag, given Hollywood nicknames, and posing for the film crew -- Hockeytown doesn't look bad at all! That's until they meet the other team and start noticing how differently they're being treated. Are the producers engineering certain tensions and situations to pump up the show? The Screech Owls don't like to be manipulated . . .

About the author

In the fall of 2006, Roy MacGregor, veteran newspaperman, magazine writer, and author of books, came to campus. Since 2002, MacGregor had been writing columns for the Globe and Mail, but he had a long and distinguished career in hand before he came to the national newspaper. He has won National Newspaper Awards and in 2005 was named an officer in the Order of Canada. He is the author of more than 40 books — 28 of them in the internationally successful Screech Owls mystery series for young readers — on subjects ranging from Canada, to the James Bay Cree, to hockey. That fall, he spoke to a packed room in the St. Thomas chapel. After the lecture, Herménégilde Chiasson, the Acadian poet, artist, and New Brunswick's Lieutenant Governor of the day, hosted a reception at the majestic Old Government House on the banks of the St. John River. MacGregor spent the evening surrounded by young journalists and the conversation continued late into the night. After all, there were more than three decades of stories to tell.

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Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR Face-Off at the Alamo:
"Impressively well written, this fast paced story should hold the interest of all young hockey players and fans. Historical refrences to the Alamo in San Antonio add interest and information for students." -- Resource Links
"...MacGregor's ... books for tween to teen readers combines the best of old school mystery series with solid writing about hockey. Youngsters with an interest in the game will appreciate the exciting play-by-play descriptions...." -- The Hockey Writers
PRAISE FOR Panic in Pittsburgh:
"MacGregor seamlessly slips between the mystery plotline and game-related minutiae, describing plays, goals, passes, saves, and coaching philosophies, which should appeal to hockey nerds who also love a good caper.... There is also a nod to gender equality, with four girls on the team." -- Featured Review from Quill & Quire

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