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Undergrounders

by David Skuy

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list price: $9.99
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pages: 208
ISBN:9781443124645
publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd, Independent Publishers Group
Description

Can playing hockey help a street kid get his life back?

After his mom dies, and the landlord kicks him out, 12-year-old Jonathan faces the loneliness and danger of life on the streets - until he meets Lewis. Lewis takes him under his wing and leads him to his new home among a group of kids living in an abandoned underground shopping mall who call themselves the "Undergrounders." Now renamed "Mouse," Jonathan runs errands, delivers packages and panhandles for food money.

An escape from this life underground comes to him in the form of hockey gear. Stolen hockey gear, but hockey gear nonetheless. He suits up and heads to the community rink, where he befriends regular kids who welcome him into their game and onto their team. He agrees, knowing he can never tell them about being homeless.

Playing hockey makes him feel like a kid again, but keeping his double life a secret proves to be more difficult and dangerous than he ever could have imagined.

About the Author
David Skuy is the author of award-winning books for young readers. His books focus on the issues young people face, and he uses sports as the vehicle to tell their stories. His work has included the Rocket Blues and Undergrounders series of hockey-themed novels, and the Striker series, which focuses on soccer. Skuy lives in Toronto.
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Contributor Notes

David Skuy is a lawyer, a writer and a Leafs fan to the core. He spent most of his childhood playing some sport or another. What he remembers most is the intensity, the competitiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of playing a sport you love whne you're young. David lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 18
Grade:
4 to 12