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Children's Fiction Special Needs

Rebound

by (author) Eric Walters

Publisher
Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Sep 2000
Category
Special Needs, Basketball, People with Disabilities
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773674851
    Publish Date
    Sep 2000
    List Price
    $7.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554553099
    Publish Date
    Jun 2014
    List Price
    $12.95

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Description

It's like I said, it isn't what
you do with the shots you make,
but the ones that don't go in. The rebounds.

Sean vows that this year will be different: he'll stay out of trouble and make the basketball team, even if it means ditching his old friends.

David also needs to make a new start. A serious accident has left him confined to a wheelchair and horribly bitter about how his life has changed.

Forced together, the boys learn to like each other, and their friendship may be what they both need to get back in the game.

About the author

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at www.ericwalters.net.

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Editorial Reviews

Eric Walters' knowledge of his fourteen year olds is evident. His characters, their dialogue and the situations ring true. Mr. Walters has again written a satisfying novel on his twin themes of the need to belong, and the ability of the individual to rise to the challenges of life.
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